As more states enact the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) legislation, travel nurses have more options for new assignment destinations. Not that planning a travel assignment to any previous non-compact states was impossible, but admittedly it is easier when the state you are going to be working in is part of the compact. In January, Oklahoma, a state that was not part of the original compact passed eNLC legislation and is now a compact state. Since there are currently opportunities all across the state of Oklahoma, now is the perfect time to plan a travel assignment in “The Sooner State.” Let’s explore a sample of what you can expect during your time as a working tourist in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City. If your travel assignment brings you near Oklahoma City, there will be no shortage of fun things to see and do for the entire 13-weeks. If heights are your thing, spend time at the Riversport Adventure Sky Trail and master the tallest rope course of its kind, zip line across the Oklahoma River and back, and enjoy whitewater rafting runs. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum embodies the spirit of the Old West and is filled with artifacts, breath-taking sculptures, photos, and Native American art. As much fun as you’ll have during the day, nightlife in Oklahoma City is just as exciting. From honky tonks, jazz clubs, to piano bars, downtown has it all.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. No matter where your assignment in Oklahoma takes you, a trip to the ‘Memorial’ is something you must do. After a recent $10 million renovation, the museum now includes state of the art technology, new exhibits, and a 40-foot glass overlook. April 19, 1995, is a date that our nation will never forget and this sobering memorial is a place of quiet reflection and amazing enlightenment.
Gaming. Located throughout the state, casinos are a plentiful and popular attraction in Oklahoma. Spend some time playing the slots or the table games at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, or playing the ponies at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. The Riverwind Casino is in Norman, while the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville will have you feeling like you are in Vegas. In all, there are 59 casinos throughout the state so if you are feeling lucky, there is an open slot machine waiting for you.
Philbrook Museum of Art. Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art is as beautiful inside as out. The lush landscaping surrounding the Italian-style villa is worth the trip on its own. Inside the museum are several permanent collections and many visiting collections. The museum is also home to a newly opened fine dining restaurant to satisfy your hunger after several hours of exploring the site.
Have you ever had a travel assignment in Oklahoma? What was your impression of the state? Did you spend a lot of time exploring the cities, parks, and western heritage? Share your experience in the comment section below or tell us about it on our Facebook Page.
Currently, there are dozens of great travel opportunities throughout the state of Oklahoma. Contact a Supplemental Health Care recruiter today to get your assignment started.