Nursing in a sports area?

  1. I was wondering if there are ways to be a part of a sports organization (whether it be a high school, university or professional) as a nurse. I am a total sports fanatic and would find being a part of an athletic organization's medical staff very rewarding. Are athletic training or sports medicine MD the only ways to reach this goal or do nurse practitioners work in this related field as well? Am I in the wrong field myself as a nursing student?

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated. =) This is my first post on this site!! Exciting! I admire all the hard work nurses put forth and look forward to being one myself.
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  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    Our local University has an NP working as the PCP for the athletes. There is an MD as well, but the NP pretty much runs the show .
  4. by   NavLonghorn
    Interesting! So I wonder, does a nurse go into a family nurse practitioner program then specialze in sports medicine? I'm not sure what route to take to accomplish that goal. Thanks for the feedback

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