Nix Nurses At The Med Center

Camp nurses are one of the most challenging summer positions to fill. Nurses are highly qualified, and they may have a difficult time asking for even a week off from their regular commitment to work a lower-paying or volunteer job at a camp. Last year, while Camp Rivercrest in Fremont, Neb., was facing this challenge, an idea emerged that revolutionized the health center and first-aid care, both during summer camp and year-round. It all began because one of the part-time …

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One comment on “Nix Nurses At The Med Center

  1. Francene Rasmussen RN BSN on said:

    While I sympathize your troubles with hiring and maintaining a nurse staff, I do feel you are not discussing the benefits of such a staff. The training an emt or paramedic recieves is not equal to my four year nursing degree. Nurses should be bringing more then first aid to your facility. They should be bringing a focus on a wellness facility, providing inservices to staff and campers in health maintenance and prevention. There is such an educational opportunity at camp for these topics. There is an association of camp nurses that provides a camp nurse training. That programs prepares nurses who do not work in an urgent care type facility for the realities of life at camp and the differences in care needed. An RN who can provide the broader scope of education to the camp setting yet is specifically trained as a camp nurse is the ideal. Nixing nurses is not.

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