Hi, I'd really like to be a camp nurse

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    Anyone got any recommendations?
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    Depends on what state you want to do camp nursing in Previous posts here have great info - some web sites are http://www.campnurse.org and http://www.acacamps.org
    Good luck!
    Lyn
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    also www.campnurse.com

    Camp group is great to work for!! Very accomidating if you have children you want to bring and competative salaries.
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    edited to remove solicitation

    Please review TO S agreement to NOT advertise on the board.

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    Last edit by nightingale on Jan 29, '04
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    My suggestion to you is log onto kidscamp.com

    That's how I got started. Take a look at the various camps that are out there.

    Log onto their sites to get a feel for the camp. This will also give you a great insite to other camps and how they are run.

    Then you will know what kind of camp you would like to work for etc.

    Good luck.
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    Good advice from the others, campnurse.org is the official camp nurse organization. I have been a camp nurse for the past two summers, and I love it, and will be camp nursing again this summer. Its great experience.
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    How do you go about getting a job?? Do you send your resume straight to the camp?? Also, are there opportunities for LPN"s?? What are these camps normally looking for in terms of experience??
    Quote from moochee
    My suggestion to you is log onto kidscamp.com

    That's how I got started. Take a look at the various camps that are out there.

    Log onto their sites to get a feel for the camp. This will also give you a great insite to other camps and how they are run.

    Then you will know what kind of camp you would like to work for etc.

    Good luck.
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    Quote from angelkay
    How do you go about getting a job?? Do you send your resume straight to the camp?? Also, are there opportunities for LPN"s?? What are these camps normally looking for in terms of experience??
    campnurse.org is not advertising, it is the professional organization for camp nurses. Very good place to start, as I said before, I am a LPN and a camp nurse, there are many jobs for LPN's depends on the state.
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    I looked up ACA accredited camps in the state I wanted. Then I narrowed them down by various criteria, like same-sex or mixed, location, etc. Then I emailed about 10 the exact same thing - I am an experienced RN looking for a camp job, do you have any and can you tell me about it? Lots of replies and so far 4-5 seriously interested. I've chosen the one they want but they haven't chosen me yet, but I have no doubt they will. And even if they didn't, choice #2 looks pretty good too.

    I think they have a terrible time finding nurses for an 8-week, low-paying commitment.
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    If the state you are interested in for camp nursing, doesn't recognize your license as part of the NLCA - can you still do summer camp nursing? ie - My TX license is recognized in many states but not in others? Do I need to get that state's particular license in order to work, if they are not part of the nurse compact group? Does that take a long time?

    Not sure I'm phrasing this question right - but maybe someone understands what I'm trying to ask.

    Thanks!
    Last edit by Ashera on May 7, '05 : Reason: posted in wrong place


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