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Unique jobs?

  1. 0 Im curious what are some nursing jobs that aren't your typical hospital or clinic setting. I've considered going over seas for a while, or trying to get on a cruise ship, I'm also interested in travel nursing. I'm also planning on doing short missionary trips to volunteer in clinics. I'd like to know what other places an RN can find employment outside of the traditional settings. How do you find these positions? Have you ever had a really interesting nursing job outside of the traditional setting?
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  3. Visit  Ruas61 profile page
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    Nurses at the major theme parks might be interesting.
  4. Visit  xoemmylouox profile page
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    I would think nursing for a major sports team would be fun.
  5. Visit  A&Ox6 profile page
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    Nurse at a construction site. I have a classmate who was in construction, and she said that many are there in case of emergency and also do random urines
  6. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    A friend of mine is a nurse at one of the major automotive factories.
  7. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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    Nurses work as authors or in the publishing/editor/review end of the industry.

    TV Channel 6, Philadelphia, PA, has an RN reporter who does health-related type features.

    Nurses are also in upper level administrative positions in agencies like Red Cross, Hospital Assoc, CDC, etc.

    State Civil Service positions for nurses exist that are NOT for hands-on care.

    Nurses serve as lobbyists or are politicians themselves.
  8. Visit  Madras profile page
    #6 2
    Nursing on cruise ships
  9. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    I have an RN buddy who is the medical officer aboard a Military Sealift Command ship. He is the sole medical person on a huge governement owned, but cilivian crewed ship. He takes care of a crew of 25-30. Needed experience in critical care, emergency as well as occupational health. Travels all over the world.

    You can learn more about it here.
    Medical Services Officer | Military Sealift Command
  10. Visit  Forest76 profile page
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    Check out Correctional Healthcare Jobs | Nursing Jobs at Wexford Health I think correctional facilities are often overlooked, and as a result their positions are often unfilled.
  11. Visit  anon456 profile page
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    I know someone who works for the county. She does home visits of preemies and NICU graduates, assesses their health needs and developmental milestones, and makes recommendations for the types of services they may qualify for. She loves her job, but the pay is not great and she has to drive a lot.
  12. Visit  anon456 profile page
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    And when my children are older I want to see if I can volunteer for sports or band camps. It's a way to get free/reduced tuition and also play a role in the health and safety of the kids.
  13. Visit  Guttercat profile page
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    I've been interested in aesthetics nursing for a long time. I know it's not "real" medicine, but...

    ... I'm good with my hands, and after 20+ years as an RN, I'd like to know what it's like to have patients happy to show up at the office.
  14. Visit  generalRN2008 profile page
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    Quote from loriangel14
    A friend of mine is a nurse at one of the major automotive factories.
    At automotive? Employee health?