From the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the crashing rapids of the Arkansas River, Colorado is the go-to spot for a travel nurse looking for an adventure-packed contract. While it is known for its snowy mountains, Colorado offers a varied landscape and beautiful weather, creating a culture of outdoor recreation and exploration.
The activities that you can take part in during a travel contract in Colorado are seemingly endless, but favorites include skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling when exploring the snow-covered mountains, where you'll see gorgeous views from the highest altitude in America. You can also go hiking, mountain climbing, and mountain biking on the peaks. If you prefer the water, you'll be near some of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking in the country.
If you’d like to explore the city after a busy day of travel nursing, there are plenty of options to choose from like Aspen, Colorado Springs, and Denver, the capital of Colorado and biggest city in the Rocky Mountains. Known as the "Mile High City," Denver boasts tons of museums, shopping districts, and restaurants. There are plenty of fun recreational activities right in the city; you can even take a Gondola ride! All of this excitement is just miles from the Rockies.
Colorado Springs is a smaller yet lively city that features the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, both beautiful destinations for hiking, biking, or just taking pictures to share with your jealous friends and family back home! Throughout the rest of the state, you'll find national monuments, historical trails, and forests. Between being on a travel contract and exploring the state, you'll be relieved to dip into Glenwood Springs, one of the largest hot springs in the world.
Colorado is a great place for a travel contract because it's a city of contrast. It's where skyscrapers shine within the same view as the Rocky Mountains, you can ski down a mountain on the same day that you can sit outside and enjoy the sun, and the rugged outdoors meets cosmopolitan growing cities. To find out what's available in your specialty in Colorado, give Nurses PRN a call!
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.