Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Nurse Jobs & Salary

Because progressive care unit (PCU) nurse jobs are being filled by healthcare providers facing a nationwide RN shortage, is staffing permanent, local, travel or per diem progressive care unit nursing jobs throughout the United States.

We're a company of AMN Healthcare, the nation's largest healthcare staffing network, which means we can offer PCU nurse job seekers:

  • Highly competitive pay and benefits, including 401(k) and health insurance on and between assignments
  • Exclusive opportunities with leading healthcare facilities across the country
  • Free housing for travel PCU nurse job seekers
  • Assistance acquiring any state licenses you may need

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Description &

PCU Nurse Job Responsibilities

Progressive care nursing jobs involve care for patients requiring close monitoring and frequent assessment, but who aren't unstable enough to need ICU care. PCU nurses monitor cardiac and other critical vital signs and detect any changes, thereby enabling intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations. Many PCU patients receive complex medications that may require titration based on the patients vital signs The PCU nurse is sometimes also called a step-down nurse and the PCU is also known as cardiac stepdown, medical stepdown, neuro stepdown, surgical stepdown and ER holding.

Education &

PCU Nurse Requirements

Although PCU nursing jobs operate somewhere between the levels of general and ICU care, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses has recently included the position in the field of critical care. As a result, our partners accept applicants who have the same training as ICU staff with the exception of certifications in invasive technologies. This includes either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing as well as a year or more of service on a medical-surgical floor.

Salary &

PCU Nurse Salary

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the job outlook for PCU nursing is strong, with well over 500,000 new opportunities being created by 2016. Since hospitals around the country are in urgent need of PCU nurses, experienced RNs can command top pay for their skills. PCU nurse salary rates vary depending on experience, location and facility, and ADVANCE for Nurses reports the average salary for progressive care unit nursing jobs stands at $75,000. offers a broad range of PCU nurse job opportunities with competitive salary rates, as well as a full suite of benefits that includes free housing, partial expense compensation, and a range of bonus opportunities. Our recruiters will help you acquire any licenses you need for your assignments; you also get free liability insurance, and health insurance that begins on the first day of your travel nurse assignment.

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