Travel nurses have the amazing opportunity to explore new and exciting cities across the country while advancing their nursing career. New Orleans, LA is one of the most desired locations to accept a travel nursing job right now, and it is where GIFTED’s corporate headquarters are located!
Travel with GIFTED Healthcare and discover your next travel nurse experience, and a cultural experience like no other! New Orleans has endless amounts of things to do and explore and GIFTED Healthcare has many travel nurse jobs to offer.
New Orleans has its own unique culture, full of food, music and art. Check out of few of the best attractions to experience in New Orleans on your next travel nursing job.
As the heart and soul of the city, the French Quarter is the oldest and most famous part of New Orleans. This part of town is full of everything for you to explore whether it’s on your day off, or before or after your nursing shift. Take a walk through this historic part of town to experience the rich and lively history of this unique city. You will experience everything from street performers, art galleries, award-winning and famous restaurants, boutiques, and coffee shops, as well as the St. Louis Cathedral, Old French Market, and live music on every street!
New Orleans offers thousands of acres of green space for you to enjoy, including parks, playgrounds, city squares, natural grounds, and street trees. City Park, Audubon Park, Jackson Square, Armstrong Park/Congo Square, the Lakefront, and Lafayette Square are among the most popular. Jog, walk, take a group fitness class, or just re-group after or before your shift at any of these parks. Take a short drive from New Orleans and discover numerous picturesque, Louisiana swamps offering a variety of tours to explore the endless waterways and breathtaking nature.
With over 45 museums throughout the city to explore, it’s easy to get lost in the history, culture and arts of New Orleans. Enjoy the National World War II Museum, housing artifacts and educational films documenting all aspects of the war, the New Orleans Museum of Art, located in City Park – featuring over 40,000 works of art, or the Backstreet Cultural Museum, home to eclectic collections of costumes, memorabilia, and other artifacts related to African American culture. The Louisiana Children’s Museum, is fun for all ages and the Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World is your chance to go behind the scenes of Mardi Gras. These are just a few of the museums that you can discover on your travel nursing assignment in New Orleans.
New Orleans could be named the Festival Capital of the World, because it offers year-round festivities. As a travel nurse on assignment in New Orleans, you will be able to enjoy multiple festivals to experience the people, fun and music of this city. Find incredible music at the Jazz & Heritage Festival and French Quarter Fest in spring, ESSENCE Festival during the summer, and Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in the fall. Celebrate food specialties at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, and the Po-Boy Festival or experience diverse culture during Southern Decadence, St. Patrick’s Day, Greek Fest, or Carnaval Latino. A few of the writing and visual arts festivals that you can also check out include Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, the New Orleans Film Fest, and Fringe Festival. And don’t forget about the most popular, and longest festival of them all – Carnival season, which ends on Mardi Gras Day!
New Orleans is a city filled with iconic, one-of-a-kind dishes, such as jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice, fried chicken, and boiled and fried seafood. You can get all of these dishes at most restaurants throughout the entire city. Other popular foods that are must-haves require a few stops. Go to Café du Monde to indulge in beignets. These delightful, deep-fried doughs covered in powdered sugar are great anytime of the day! Eat a roast beef or fried shrimp poor-boy (pronounced po-boy), from local favorite, Parkway Bakery & Tavern. Each morning, locally made French bread is delivered to poor-boy shops to serve patrons that stop in for lunch and/or dinner. You can’t be in New Orleans without having a Muffuletta from Central Grocery! Located in the middle of the French Quarter, stop into this old-fashioned grocery store to have an original muffuletta sandwich, filled with Italian salami and ham, olive salad, cheese, and garlic. On a hot day, be sure to get a sno-ball from Hansen’s, a shaved ice treat that you can have in a variety of flavors, topped or filled with almost anything your heart desires! With hundreds of amazing dishes to try, it’s no wonder why New Orleans, is one of the most visited cities in the world.
There are many great benefits of traveling with GIFTED Healthcare, no matter which city you choose! If you do find yourself calling New Orleans home for your next travel nurse job, come visit the team who works from the GIFTED corporate office!
At nurse-founded GIFTED Healthcare we know nurses and travel. We understand what it’s like to step foot in a new facility, in a new city for the first time. That’s why we offer plenty of support and our staff is available 24/7 to address concerns before, during and after your assignment.
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