Whether you prefer the desert climate or the cooler temperatures of the forest, you can have it all when you take a travel nursing contract in the "Grand Canyon" state. While Arizona's deserts are dry and have little rainfall, half the state is made up of mountains and plateaus, where camping among pine trees can make for the perfect weekend getaway for any nurse. Did you know that on the same day, Arizona's temperatures can be both the highest and the lowest in the nation?
Travel nurses have plenty to explore when on assignment in Arizona. Have your breath taken away with a trip to see the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. At the bottom of the Grand Canyon, you can visit the village of Supai, the only place in the nation where mules deliver the mail.
Phoenix, the 6th largest city in America, has an abundance of things to offer today's travel nurse. Visit the Phoenix Art Museum or the Phoenix Zoo, take a trip to a day spa, or golf on one of Phoenix's many courses. Home to the Arizona Cardinals, check out an NFL game, or see the Diamondbacks play at Chase Field, the first stadium built with a retractable roof.
Phoenix and Scottsdale are both well known for their luxury shopping malls, as well as unique fashion boutiques. Enjoy a day of shopping in the beautiful atmosphere of the outdoor spaces and courtyards found in many of the area's shopping centers. As a travel nurse in Scottsdale, you'll be in the city where Stephen Spielberg, David Spade and Lynda Carter all grew up!
A nursing assignment in Arizona wouldn't be complete without a trip to Lake Havasu on the Colorado River, to see the famous London Bridge. In 1968, American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch won a bid for the old bridge when the London Bridge was replaced. He brought it back piece by piece to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. So, grab some nursing friends, rent a boat, and try your skills at water skiing. But don't forget your sunscreen! Lake Havasu's record high temperature was in 1994 at 128 degrees.
You are sure to find what you're looking for in Arizona. Give us a call to find out what travel nursing assignments are available in your specialty!
A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse provides a balance of the same elements that are found in the ICU, OR, ER department and pediatric nursing. A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse has to have excellent communication skills because they are the link between the patient, family members and the doctor. A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse must be able to think in a fast paced setting and make decisions quickly. L&D Registered Nurses help the physician and spend several hours on their feet.
As a L&D Registered Nurse some of your duties consist of:
- Assessing contractions, dilation, heart rates, etc.
- Providing follow-up duties which consist of:
- Checking the condition of the newborn.
- Checking the condition of the mother.
- Looking for signs of trouble.
- Checking for signs of infections and any other problems.
- One year of experience as a L&D Registered Nurse within the past two years.
- Active Nursing License in good standing.
- Current Basic Life Support through American Heart Association.
- Negative Drug Screen.