A Medical Surgical Nurse performs a variety of duties from entry to discharge with a patient. Med/Surg RN's work directly with patients and also may assist a doctor with procedures. A Med/Surg Nurse can handle the duties of a charge nurse when assigned.
While on nursing assignment, Oregon has a lot to offer from outdoor activities to beautiful and historic places for sight-seeing. The Oregon Trail is the longest and most famous routes used in the westward expansion of the US. Also, interestingly enough, it is the home to more ghost towns than any other state.
Oregon’s rich history is visible all over the state. As a travel nurse, you'll be able to take great pictures of lighthouses, and covered bridges. Experience the picturesque views of hot springs, sea lion caves, and the pure blue lake at Crater Lake National Park. Fishing is also very popular among nurses. They have several lakes to enjoy, salmon fishing on the Columbia River, or fish the Oregon Coast. After fishing, set up camp and stare up at the stars of the Oregon nights; one of the most beautiful sights you'll find anywhere.
During the winter months, Oregon features some great spots for skiing. Need to keep warm, visit their popular museums such as the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry or the Portland Art Museum, which features works by masters such as Van Gogh and Monet. During thanksgiving time you can visit the Willamette Valley wineries. More than 150 wineries open their doors over a three day period. You can enjoy wine tastings, food, music, entertainment, and much more. Bring your other nurse friends and enjoy an evening together outside of the hospital.
Nurses, be sure to celebrate German culture with Oktoberfest. This festival attracts more than 300,000 people and features music, food, dress and beverages of Bavaria, dancing, and much more. Oregon even features one of the largest rodeos in the country, the Pendleton Round-Up. Here you'll see bareback riding, saddle bronco riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, and many more events. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, founded in 1935, is another event that should not be missed. Over an eight-and-a-half month period, this festival puts on eleven plays in three theaters plus a host of other activities.
Oregon's rich history and culture is a benefit to all. During your nursing job you'll find Oregon has everything you're looking for from fun in the sun and snow, to majestic scenery, to a variety of fun festivals and events. Call us now to find out what positions are available in your specialty. Let Nurses PRN and Oregon be your gateway to the west.