Washington State has it all, a true paradise for RN wanting to advance their career. It has a spectacular coastline, temperate rainforests, mountain ranges and active volcanoes. The Seattle-Tacoma area is rich in history and culture while the east side of the state, Spokane is rich in outdoor life and is with-in easy day trip range to many great locations such as Lake Coeur d'Alene.
Seattle is a place where things get started. Seattle's historic Pike Place Market is where the very first Starbucks opened in 1971 and started America's coffee craze. The grunge scene emerge from Seattle in the 1980's. Seattle leads the way with green technology and an environmentally sound culture. There is a huge selection of things for RN to do in the Seattle - Tacoma area ranging from hiking, seeing the Space Needle, taking the Underground Tour, spending a day at Alki Beach, spending a night exploring the bookstores, art galleries, restaurants and nightlife of Pioneer Square or taking a day trip to Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helen's or Olympic National Park.
Washington has the largest temperate rainforests in North America, Quinault and Hoh forests, also known for their record setting trees and giant slugs. These magical forests, located in Olympic National Park, are almost beyond description.
Peak whale watching is from May through September. You can catch a whale watching cruise or watch from land at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Whale watching is just one way to enjoy Washington's Pacific Coast--Washington has over 3,000 miles of saltwater coastline for you to explore.
Washington has two mountain ranges for you to enjoy. The Olympic Mountains on the Olympic Peninsula and the Cascade Range which stretch south to include the Columbia River Gorge.
Life for RN in Washington is full of adventure and beauty every day!
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.