Mission Nursing opportunities

  1. Hello all,

    I am just wondering exactly what nurses do when they go on mission trips. I have heard they assist in clinics and such, but what to they do? Is is similiar to clinic work here in the States? This is for an assignment in school and I can't find the answer anywhere on the net. Thanks so much in advance! :spin:
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    It varies depending on the goals and policies of the sponsoring organization. Your best bet might be to Google 'medical missions' and look at a few of the websites.
  4. by   chaosRN
    Thats the first thing I did. It brings up medical missions, and where to go to sign up, where they are going etc. but not exactly what the nurses will be doing.
  5. by   EricJRN
    When I go through those links, a lot of the nursing work that I see involves either community health education or mentoring nurses and other staff in underdeveloped countries as they set up various medical facilities.

    Here's one of the examples. The job descriptions are not task by task, but they should give you a general idea.

    http://www.sim.org/involved.asp?mid=3&fun=10&fun2=1
  6. by   chaosRN
    Thank you , this is exactly what I was looking for.

    Thanks again!

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