Iowa is an excellent destination for the travel nurse looking for some variety in their next contract. The state is mostly rural but features a couple of unique cities and boasts huge home-state pride. Whether you want to soak up some culture or spend your time in nature, you can find it here.
As the largest city in the state and the state capital, Des Moines is the place to go for the travel nurse looking to take in some urban excitement. Explore the area on foot or bike on over 300 miles of trails throughout the city. You can get in touch with your inner child at Adventureland Amusement Park or check out the exhibits at Des Moines art center.
When it's time to get out of the hospital and unwind, head to Lazy River Beer and Wine Fest to sample the beverage of your choice and listen to live music along the bank of the Mississippi River. Many are surprised to learn that Iowa has a growing wine industry and there are vineyards all over the state open for touring and tasting.
During a travel nursing assignment, it's always a good idea to acclimate to your location. Head to the Iowa State Fair to get to know more about local food and people and hear some live music. If you want to know what Iowa pride is all about, grab your nurse friends and go to an Iowa State sporting event of your choice.
Whether you spend it cheering at a football game, screaming on a rollercoaster, or taking in some live music and fair food, a travel contract should be suited to you. What makes Iowa a great destination is that it can be suited to pretty much everyone. Give Nurses PRN a call to find out what assignments we have available!
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.