Aureus Medical shares 18 facts about California that travel nursing staff likely didn’t know

Omaha, NE (December 10, 2014) - Boasting year-round warm weather, beach days and some of the most-visited attractions in the country, California makes for a great place to embark on a travel nursing job. Aureus Medical Group, a leader in travel nursing jobs, shares some fun facts you likely didn't know about this impressive state.

1. The Hollywood sign originally read "Hollywoodland."

2. There are more songs written about California than other state in the country.

3. The name California derives from a mythical Spanish island ruled by a queen called Califia who was featured in a Spanish romance called "Las Serges de Esplandian." The first Spanish explorers believed California to be an island.

3. According to U.S. News & World Report, the highest-paid nursing positions are in the metropolitan areas of northern California, including Vallejo, San Jose and Oakland.

4. The state song is "I Love You, California."

5. At 14,495 feet, Mount Whitney measures as the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Dedicated travel nursing professionals can make its famous climb.

6. The redwood trees, found in the national and state parks, are the largest and tallest trees in the world. They can live to be thousands of years old. 

7. The state animal is the grizzly bear, which adorns the California flag.

Read the full article for more fun facts about California.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.  With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.