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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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