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CNAs, LPNs, and RNs Enjoy Working PRN Jobs in the State of California
California has a reputation for its luxurious beachside homes, larger than life housewives, Hollywood movie stars, merciless wildfires, the towering sequoias, and some of the highest pay rates and salaries for certified nursing assistants (CNAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs).
PRN is the medical abbreviation for per diem, which means working on an as-needed basis, or on-demand. Nursa™ is the nurse staffing agency that has made finding those coveted high-income shifts easy for you, by making the entire process from searching the jobs to landing the jobs possible within our smartphone application. Download the app today and start browsing CNA, LPN, and RN jobs near you that are available in real-time.
PRN Nurses and CNAs Live It Up in California
The state of California is so big, it can hardly be described in a few adjectives. Moreover, its geography varies so greatly that said adjectives may be contradictory to each other based on where you reside. California has mountains, it has a barren desert, it has lush forests, and it has beaches. Wherever you live in the Golden State, there are countless activities and majestic sites to inspire and enliven you.
Regular free-time activities:
- Vineyards and wineries
- Rock climbing
- Scuba diving
It would be impossible to provide a comprehensive list of California’s star attractions but here’s a teaser to get you started:
- Alcatraz – Take a short cruise to visit the famous island prison also known as “The Rock”.
- Venice Beach – Join the thousands of people from around the world that visit Venice Beach daily and see the street performers, buy from the vendors, and try your skateboarding skills.
- Universal Studios Hollywood – Visit the theme park, catch a show, and arrange a run-in with your favorite character.
- San Francisco Ballet – Experience performance art by watching the exquisite dancers of San Francisco’s Ballet Company, founded in 1933.
- Lake Tahoe – California indeed has gorgeous ocean views, but Lake Tahoe’s beauty shouldn’t be overlooked. Rent a cabin or stay in a resort and enjoy all the fun a weekend at the lake has to offer.
- Getty Center – Architecture and art buffs will get lost visiting the Getty Center. Rotating exhibitions and community events make this center more than a one-time visit.
- Wine Country – Northern California is wine country, and home to more than just the two world-famous vineyards of Napa and Sonoma.
- Sequoia National Forest – Be humbled and awestruck by the towering power and beauty of the giant sequoias.
Nursa™ Makes Full-Time PRN Nursing Jobs in California a Dream Come True
California is a wonderful place that many call home and others dream to call it home. However, the cost of living and finding jobs can make it seem an impossible reality. Join the Nursa™ community and gain access to high paying PRN shifts and local travel nursing jobs across the state to make life in California your reality.
Nursa™ Helps Perioperative Nurses Find Open PRN Shifts
The role of perioperative nurses (operating room nurses) is vital to the success of surgeries in hospitals and surgical centers. These facilities use Nursa™ to fill employment gaps for shifts and call-ins to avoid canceling or delaying necessary and sometimes emergency surgeries.
Some of the highest-paying RN jobs available are in the perioperative (OR) nursing specialty. Surgical teams require skilled perioperative nurses to assist during surgeries on the grounds that their role is so imperative and as such are in high demand. PRN shifts for the Operating Room are often some of the highest paying on Nursa™.
Where Do Perioperative Nurses Work?
OR nurses work wherever surgeries either major or minor are performed. This translates to a wide range of settings including in teaching hospitals, ambulatory or outpatient surgical units, children’s hospitals, advanced trauma centers, and even doctors’ offices.
What Does an OR Nurse Do?
OR nurses have a number of responsibilities however they are all focused upon one event: surgery. An OR nurse will assess and coordinate patient care prior to the surgery, they will assist the surgeons throughout the surgery. In addition, they carry the responsibility of preserving the integrity of a sterile operating room and monitor the patient’s vital signs throughout the operation. Moreover, they often liaison between the family and the surgical team and typically educate the patient and their family about aftercare when they go home.
Recommended Certifications for the Operating Room
To show hospitals, medical centers, and surgeons your dedication to the specialty, these certifications can boost your professional portfolio on our Nursa™ platform. Some of these certifications aren’t available until after you’ve gained some experience, while others will be a requirement.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR)
- Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM)
- Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA)
Key Characteristics of a Successful Perioperative Nurse
Interacting with clinicians of multiple disciplines engaged in the serious task of performing surgery requires confidence and the ability to communicate clearly even in a high tension atmosphere. Attention to detail is a crucial quality that serves to assess patients prior to surgeries, and monitor their vitals during surgeries; both situations that an unnoticed symptom or abnormality could prove dire. Moreover, critical thinking and an ability to assess and problem solve quickly are paramount in the operating room where every moment counts.