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CNAs, RNs, & LPNs Pick Up High-Paying Jobs in the Natural State
Calling all registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and certified nursing assistants (CNAs). You can find CNA, RN, and LPN PRN jobs nearby when you download our per diem mobile app and join the Nursa™ PRN clinician community today.
We’ve made it possible for you to work PRN nursing jobs at facilities near you without the hassle of making inquiries at every individual facility. Instead, we’ve created an on-demand nursing app that serves as a platform to allow you to browse all available PRN jobs in the state of Arkansas and choose which ones to apply for.
Not sure you want to work PRN jobs? PRN is the medical abbreviation for per diem, or on-demand. Just like every other state, Arkansas has nursing shortages which in turn creates shift gaps or employment vacancies. Working PRN allows you to set your own schedule, earn a higher hourly wage, and help other clinicians shoulder their burdens so that patient care isn’t compromised. Read our post, “Advance Your Nursing Career by Picking Up Per Diem Shifts Nearby” to learn more in-depth about the benefits of PRN work.
Clinicians Enjoy the Beautiful Life of Arkansas on Days Off
Our resident clinicians in Arkansas have a beautiful life. This Midwest state boasts space, hardworking people, and lovely attractions to enjoy on your days off. In the warm months, people of Arkansas and neighboring states head to Table Rock Lake. There, families and people old and young can be found boating, swimming, fishing, camping, and even scuba diving. This pristine blue lake flows through the valley of the Ozark Mountains and is peppered with resorts, RV camping spots, and cabins to allow visitors to variety in the type of experience they desire.
Other common outdoor activities popular in places across the state include:
If you don’t want outdoor adventures, take the Arkansas Wine Trail or if beer is more your interest, do the Arkansas Brewery Trail. Learn about the farm-to-city flow of your food, and indulge in some agritourism. If you’re looking for nightlife entertainment, you’ll find live music, stand up comedy, ballet, rodeos, and casinos in Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, El Dorado, Little Rock, and Bentonville for starters.
Due to its mild climate, winter months don’t confine residents to the indoors. Horseback riding, hiking, and cozy evenings in a lake cabin with fire are delightful. Arkansas really gets exciting for the holidays, and in most towns across the state, you can attend their holiday festivals and view the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights.
Download, Register, Create, Apply, Land: Do it All with Nursa™
Every single step of the PRN process can be done within our smartphone app. Download and register, then create your unique digital professional portfolio. Browse and apply for jobs and then land them all with Nursa™.
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.