rural nursing

  1. Can anyone give me more information on rural nursing?
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  3. by   sunnygirl272
    lol...like what??? i am in oswego..not too far from you it seems...
  4. by   oh-agnurse
    I currently am working on my masters in OHN in the agricultural industry. So basically I will work rurally and make visits to farms,etc. I live rurally and on a farm. Is rural nursing a general concept of working in a rural area that has a shortage, or is it more specialized? Would I also be considered a rural nurse? Can you tell I'm new to this!?
  5. by   nursesearl
    I DON'T BELIEVE RURAL NURSING IS A SPECIALTY, IN FACT I THINK YOU HAVE TO BE A JACK OF ALL TRADES. I WORKED IN A SMALL HOSPITAL WHERE I LEARNED ALOT OF THINGS THAT NURSES IN A CITY WOULD NEVER HAVE THE OPORTUNITY TO DO. I AM DEFINATELY A MASTER OF NONE! WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK IN AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY IF YOU ARE NEW TO RURAL NURSING? I LIVE IN WNY ALSO.
  6. by   oh-agnurse
    No that is not quite my question. I live in WNY, on a daiy farm and have lived in the country. I know all about the country living, but my question is really more about careers in the rural areas not in a hospital based situation, or something in which you don't need to apply for a grant. I choose this type of nursing due to being a farmer and a nurse and seeing the constant tragedies due to farming accidents. I love this type of nursing. So your idea of a rural nurse is living in the country and being a nurse? I also work in a rural hospital so does that make me a rural nurse?
    Last edit by oh-agnurse on Jul 3, '02
  7. by   PattiRN
    Patti from NNY here. I'm confused...do you work in home care or do you want to? I work for a county agency and my nurses cover alot of rural areas. One church group up here tried parish nursing and are now trying a medical outreach group to help people in rural areas who fall through the cracks. What do you want to do?
  8. by   oh-agnurse
    I guess that is what I'm trying to figure out. I do like homecare, but I'm looking for a career in working on safety issues, etc. on farms. I'm looking to find out if this is a title for someone who works rurally, or are there more specifics to it. I guess I'm having a hard time trying to find out.
  9. by   Tim-GNP
    You may be interested in the Rural Health Nursing program offered by the State University of New York at Binghamton. Check it out at the "Decker School of Nursing" link at:

    www.binghamton.edu
  10. by   oh-agnurse
    excellent site thinking of going to the rural nurses conference!!
  11. by   oh-agnurse
    Went to the conference and found that basically if you are practicing rurally you are a rural nurse. There are many specialties in the field.
  12. by   renerian
    Do you mean like outback nursing or rural as in the states? there is a huge difference. I have been in home health 11 years and can help you if I know what your looking for? I have done rural and urban home health.

    renerian
  13. by   oh-agnurse
    Just mean in the States.
  14. by   Salus
    Though it seems that I may be too late with the

    info http://www.allnursingschools.com/schools/ID70/

    here is one site with rural health many more schools on the main page
    Last edit by Salus on Apr 9, '04

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