City Living: Travel Nurse in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – the city of angels. Everyone knows nurses are fallen angels, so this city is perfect for travel nurses. Los Angeles is a charming city overflowing with arts and culture from all over the world, making it a perfect place to discover many cultures within one city.

Getty Villa

The Getty Villa is a beautiful museum holding 7,000 years of ancient art. From the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman empire, you can take a walk through history at the Getty Villa. Built in 1968, J. Paul Getty decided he would build a museum on his Malibu property that would turn out to be a close replica of the Villa dei Papiri. The Villa dei Papiri was a luxurious Roman residence in Herculaneum. It was buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D, but was rediscovered in the 1750s.

Inside the Getty Villa, you can explore the four gardens. They were all inspired by Roman architecture and there are 300 varieties of plants, which can also be found in the Mediterranean. There are the inner and outer peristyle, the herb garden, and the east garden. Each garden has their own style and design and it’s easy to stroll around the gardens for hours.

Mural Art

Los Angeles is also well-known for their murals. A citywide mural program takes care of the murals and preserves historically-important murals. You can find murals all throughout LA and the Arts District has an abundance of murals as well as other artists’ works.

Life as a Nurse in Los Angeles

The life of a nurse in LA is demanding. California is in need of nurses because of the growing population and the amount of people who use MediCal. MediCal is a low-cost insurance plan that serves over 13 million people.

Over 250,000 Registered Nurses (RNs) work in California. However, nurses are still in demand, so they rely on travel nurses to fill in that gap. With continuing demand, comes a higher salary. The average median salary for RNs in California is around $100,000 a year.

Part of working as a nurse in California is the nurse-to-patient ratio law. The current ratio is one nurse for every five patients. For patients in the ICU, that ratio lowers to one nurse for every two patients. This prevents nurses from overworking themselves and feeling overwhelmed.

Some of the best hospitals in LA are the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

Working as a travel nurse in Los Angeles would be fulfilling in more ways than one. You would be able to help many patients with their medical problems as well as explore one of the most famous cities in the world.

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