Arizona isn’t just about the desert. The Grand Canyon State has mountains, forests, the Grand Canyon (as well as several beautiful smaller canyons definitely worth a visit), rivers, mesas and much more.

You can ski in Flagstaff in the winter and head south along Interstate 17 to Phoenix in about four hours for some warmer weather.

If you have recent experience as a nurse in an Acute Care ICU setting and wish to work in Arizona for a traveling RN assignment, contact MedPro Healthcare Staffing for more details about this position.

You’ll need to have an active RN license and have BLS and ACLS Certification.

In this traveling nurse position, you’ll be providing patient care as well as support and education to your patients’ families. You’ll ensure that life support equipment – such as ventilators and feeding tubes – function properly. You’ll be administering IVs and inserting catheters as needed. You’ll also be bringing patients their medications. You must be able to perform CPR accurately and effectively.

Arizona’s southern half is where the heat gets blazing, with temperatures above 110 degrees F in the summer not uncommon in the Phoenix, Tempe and Tucson areas. The state’s northern half offers forests of Douglas fir, spruce, and pine trees. Much of the northern half is located on a high plateau (the Colorado Plateau). Flagstaff (7,000 feet above sea level) and Alpine (8,050 feet above sea level) offer the chance for skiing in the winter.

Arizona is one of the Four Corners States, touching Colorado, New Mexico and Utah at its northeast corner. It shares a border with California as well as New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, and even Mexico.

About one quarter of Arizona is made up of federal land that serves several Native American people, including the Navajo Nation, Hopi, Apache, Yaqui, Zuni, Pima, Mojave, Yuma, and more.

As a result of its Native American heritage, Arizona can lay claim to having the most Native American languages spoken in the Continental U.S., with more than 85,000 people speaking Navajo, and a bit more than 10,000 people speaking Apache.