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 Medical Surgical RN performs a variety of duties from entry to discharge with a patient. Medical Surgical RN’s work directly with patients and also may assist a physician with procedures. A Medical Surgical RN can step in and perform the duties of a charge nurse when needed.
As a Medical Surgical RN your duties consist of:
- Handling patient admissions and assessments.
- Giving needed medications.
- Logging patient care regarding procedures and the results of their tests.
- Carrying out doctors orders.
- Review labs and the results of other tests.
One year of experience as a Medical Surgical RN within the past two years.
- Active Nursing License in good standing.
- Current Basic Life Support through American Heart Association.
- Negative Drug Screen.
2,000 hours in medical-surgical nursing in the past three years.