I have so much respect for all nurses; LPN's and RN's but there is something very special about Parish/Community Outreach Nursing. This is my dream. I am a nursing student and while right now, I'm just doing the basics, I am so excited for the future! I do alot of volunteer work with area homeless shelters and I have been doing so for a few years now (I'm 24).. When I decided to become a nurse, I didn't study salaries or anything. That is how I knew I was making a wise choice. It came from the heart.
I watched a news program on late night TV a few weeks ago, and the show was following around a Community Outreach RN that was giving basic medical care to street homeless indiviuals. It really touched my heart and even she said, "this is not about money". I feel like this is where God is putting me. I already do so much work with homeless shelters, I feel I could do so much more with my education.
Thanks to those of you who have posted about your experiences in this field.
PS- Any advice is greatly appreciated as well!
Gemini, thanks for your enthusiasm! I guess I was a bit burned out as a parish nurse but seeing the practice through new eyes has made me feel optimistic and kinda psyched again. Thank you!
Last edit by Moogie on May 31, '09