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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.
Learn More About Working in the Cardiovascular ICU Nursing Specialty
Nurses working in the cardiovascular ICU provide crucial care to patients who have recently undergone open-heart surgery, coronary bypass grafting, abdominal aortic aneurysm, or heart transplant surgery.
Where Does a CVICU Nurse Work?
A CVICU nurse works in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU). These units are found primarily in large hospitals because of the specialization and high risk associated with heart surgeries.
What Does a CVICU Nurse Do?
A CVICU nurse provides care to patients directly after surgery. They monitor vital signs and are trained for the use of cutting edge technological devices that are paramount for stabilization and recovery of heart surgery patients. They document the condition and progress of patients and liaison with family members regarding expectations and education for recovery. Due to the serious nature of the medical conditions of their patients, CVICU nurses only provide care to one or maximum of two patients in a shift.
Recommended Certifications and Experience
For clinicians with an interest in working in the CVICU, it is advisable to gain experience whenever possible with surgical units, and other intensive care units to familiarize themselves with the pressure and tension of working in such critical care environments. Some certifications are required by hospitals while others may be preferred. In addition to demonstrating your commitment to capability and competence in the field, additional certifications that are not required may still give you a competitive edge in the specialty.
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
- Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
- Cardiac Vascular Nursing Certification (RN-BC)
- Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP)
Qualities Essential in a Successful CVICU Nurse
A successful CVICU nurse needs to be a person who can rise to the challenge of working in a fast-paced and high tension environment. Quick response time and decision making skills are vital due to the fact that a patient’s condition could change in a moment and require intervention or a change in treatment promptly. Detail-oriented nurses who are highly organized and have control over their environment can adapt well to swiftly changing circumstances in the CVICU.
Because this niche is so specialized, nurses are always in demand, shift vacancies cannot be tolerated. Therefore, PRN shifts through Nursa™ are some of the highest paying on our platform due to the extreme importance of a CVICU nurse to a hospital.