What exactly is Rural Nursing - page 3

by pat8585 | 11,039 Views | 25 Comments

Is it in parts of the world that has no health care ? I read some people work on indian reservations...but where else can you work?... Read More


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    Don't usually Rural hospitals pay more than hospitals in large cities?
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    Not in my neck of the woods. Infact we are loosing MDs because they can go to facilities in bigger places for more $$ and less on-call time. Often these little rural hospitals struggle to survive financially and pay less than bigger places. There are 3 hospitals about an hour and a half away from me and all pay more than we do. However I have heard that in Alaska the pay is more but that is subsidized by the government.
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    Quote from ruralnurs
    Not in my neck of the woods. Infact we are loosing MDs because they can go to facilities in bigger places for more $$ and less on-call time. Often these little rural hospitals struggle to survive financially and pay less than bigger places. There are 3 hospitals about an hour and a half away from me and all pay more than we do. However I have heard that in Alaska the pay is more but that is subsidized by the government.
    I guess in some of the rural hospitals in MS, they pay more than some of the larger city hospitals. The rural hospitals that do pay more, they really don't have a shortage. Most people are attracted to the hospitals in the city than the rural ones, but here in MS they tend to pay more and I guess that is to attract more people to work for them.
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    I live in the Ozark Mountain area of Southern Missouri. Our hospital has 220 beds and includes ER, ICU, OB/GYN, Peds, Mental Health, Urology, Medical, Surgery, Comprehensive Cardiac program, Physical Rehab and Ortho floors. My hometown has a population of 16,000. However, we have the ONLY hospital in a 75 mile radius. We care for patients from 6 different counties and man do we stay busy. Our yearly ER visits topped 35,000 last year and this year it has been even busier!
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    Quote from ozark
    I live in the Ozark Mountain area of Southern Missouri. Our hospital has 220 beds and includes ER, ICU, OB/GYN, Peds, Mental Health, Urology, Medical, Surgery, Comprehensive Cardiac program, Physical Rehab and Ortho floors. My hometown has a population of 16,000. However, we have the ONLY hospital in a 75 mile radius. We care for patients from 6 different counties and man do we stay busy. Our yearly ER visits topped 35,000 last year and this year it has been even busier!
    If I had to take a guess, I would say you were talking about Rolla. I vacation down that way. Nice place.
    Tom
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    I loved reading about everyones hospitals! I love being a rural nurse or in my case a "bush" nurse Its a rural rural 60 bed hospital that includes OB, M/S adults and peds, ER, and an out patient clinic. We do have a x-ray, CT, lab and pharmacy but often times we do everything! We are about 400 miles away to the nearest hospital and that is only by plane. I love it! I love the variety of patients of love seeing peds, prenatal's, adults, geriatrics. I love it all. I also enjoy traveling to the village clinics it keeps me on my toes.


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