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Go Above and Beyond as a Disaster Relief Nurse

Go Above and Beyond as a Disaster Relief Nurse

Disaster relief nursing allows licensed nurses to utilize their medical skills in the event of a disaster. For days, or even weeks, at a time, nurses help to care for the victims of disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, attacks like The World Trade Center bombing and 9/11, and the recent Midwest floods. Volunteer service is exhausting, rewarding, and potentially dangerous. For those up to the challenge, disaster relief nursing can be one of the best experiences of your career.

How Do I Sign Up to Volunteer?

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Contact the local Red Cross in the area you wish to serve. You may also wish to contact local nonprofits and hospitals. Remember that you may be asked to work in another area if nurses are not needed. But don’t fret. No matter what your job, disaster relief can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.


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    NathalieDuffney

    over 3 years ago

    12 comments

    where can i find more info about that.

    Really interesting on becoming a Disaster Relief Nurse.

    Nathalie - my latest blog post Eczema is NOT contagious

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    spaceymiller01

    almost 5 years ago

    4 comments

    how do i do this now?

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    spaceymiller01

    almost 5 years ago

    4 comments

    how do i get involved in disaster relief emergency situations- i am a nurse and can fit in my schedule any effort to help

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    tnl634

    over 6 years ago

    16 comments

    I love the info. provided!! Ive always been curious about this.......

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    Done

    over 6 years ago

    362 comments

    watch this video for insight into Volunteering with Red Cross
    http://www.jeanettecita.com/2008-06-13_IowaVideo.html

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    Account Removed

    over 6 years ago

    in the wake of all the current - this is great info on how to get involved.

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