Whether a nature enthusiast or a city dweller, any travel nurse with a desire to experience the South can find a home in Kentucky. The Bluegrass State offers exciting cities like Louisville and Lexington along with natural views of shoreline, mountains, caves and woodlands.
With 52 state parks, all with their own identifying features, outdoor adventure-seeking travel RNs won't easily run out of places to explore. Mammoth Cave National Park, for example, features the world's longest cave system. The mountains, waters, and woods of these parks create opportunities for fishing, golfing, swimming, camping, boating, hiking, horse riding, and more.
If you're looking for more of a city setting for your next contract, Kentucky has plenty of that to go around. Lexington is a great stop for sports enthusiasts to see a game at the University of Kentucky. It also features art museums and theaters if you plan to soak up some culture on your days off.
Louisville has great restaurants and shopping. In the origin place of the baseball bat, you can explore the Louisville Slugger Museum. What draws the most tourists to Louisville year after year is the Kentucky Derby. Whether or not you're there during the Derby, make sure you stop at historic Churchill Downs racetrack.
On a travel assignment, you want to be somewhere that's a good fit for you. With such a diverse range of landscape and cities, Kentucky can be a good fit for pretty much everyone. On top of that, it's the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken. What more could a hungry travel nurse ask for?
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.