One of the 25 original Nurse Licensure Compact states Kentucky is also participating in the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Taking an assignment there is a good idea no matter what the season, but if you are in the mood for sightseeing and adventure it is time for an assignment in the “Bluegrass State.” Located centrally between the Deep South and the northern states, Kentucky weather never reaches the extreme temperatures in the summer or bitter cold in the winter.
Kentucky earned its nickname because of the plentiful pastures of bluegrass that grows in the fertile soils of the central region of the state. However, Kentucky is also home to incredibly diverse environments both above ground and below. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why Kentucky is a great spot for your next assignment.
Bluegrass, Blues, and Barbecue – There aren’t many things that fit together as perfectly as live music and tasty ‘Cue. Kentucky is known worldwide for having some of the best traditional barbecue you will ever taste. Kentuckians also enjoy their outdoor music festivals, and year-round you can stroll among the crowds enjoying sizzling Blues or toe-tapping Bluegrass, and while there, don’t forget the wet naps!
Bourbon & History – You can’t visit Kentucky without participating in at least one of the many available Bourbon Trails. Think wine tour with bourbon! Everyone has heard of bourbon distilleries like Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark, but Kentucky is also home to dozens of small family distilleries that produce some of the finest bourbons that will ever pass your lips. If Bourbon isn’t your thing, Kentucky is home to a lot of history, including the Abraham Lincoln Heritage Trail where you can visit his birthplace and discover the historic towns and hamlets that shaped his younger years.
Sports – Have you ever heard of the “slightly” famous horse race that is conducted in early May every year, since 1875? The Kentucky Derby is the most famous race held in a region where horse racing is a way of life. In addition to spending time with the ponies, baseball fans can check out the Louisville Slugger Museum or the world-famous Muhammed Ali Center.
City Life – If you enjoy exploring everything that modern cities have to offer, Louisville is a good place to start. Home to an eclectic combination of art, history, food, and nature, you will revel in the energy of this beautiful city. Top notch restaurants and live music venues to quaint shops and cafes, Louisville never fails to charm all who visit.
Caves and Corvettes – Do you enjoy an underground adventure? Kentucky is home to the world’s longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. For more than 200 years, visitors have traversed the cave systems searching for signs of prehistoric life and experiencing jaw-dropping rock formations. If speed is more your thing, Bowling Green is home to GM’s Corvette Assembly Plant and the National Corvette Museum where you can display your driving skills on the test track.
This summer, listen to the voice of adventure calling you to Kentucky. You will find your days off filled with parks, waterways, ghost tours, distillery and wine tours, great food, and so much more.
If you are ready for your Kentucky assignment, contact a Supplemental Health Care recruiter today.