Hello fellow nurses,
I am a home care nurse in California. I have always been interested in public health, but as of 2008 budget cuts, that is no longer an option for me. I have been thinking of a career change. Activism is very interesting to me. I am wondering if there are nurses out there that make a living doing this kind of work. How do you do it? Did you get a specialized degree? Any info would be appreciated.
Also, aside from work, volunteering in this area interests me. I like the ideas of universal health care, healthcare reform, increasing reimbursement for alternative health practices, and expanding nursing scope of practice to include alternative health practices. Any ideas on volunteer opportunities?
Thanks and wishing you all well!