Quote from suzanne4
You can still get floated when you work ER.
And as a travel nurse, more than likely you will float. The agency can require oneyear of experience, but most of the better facilities are now requiring at least two years of experience.
You can get floated, but contracts are negotiable.
You can look at it two ways.
ICU is a very large bulk of travel jobs compared to ER. I'd say that if you want your biggest choice of assignments, go with ICU.
ICU however, opens you up to float to any of the ICU's in a hospital. It's easier for an ER nurse to be able to stay in the ER only, and not float anywhere, but it must be in writing.
My hospital's ER nurses never, ever float. They will be sent home (their choice, of course) with a low census before being asked to float elsewhere.