Jump to content

Safety of Indian Health Reservation job?

NP   (329 Views 6 Comments)
by nurselove757 nurselove757 (Member)

3,904 Visitors; 119 Posts

advertisement

Hello everyone, 

I live in Chicago, Illinois.  I received a call from a recruiter who says I can get paid up to 130k + travel expense for coming home every 2 weeks and free lodging at the Indian Health Reservation.  This is in North Dakota.  Can anyone tell me about their experiences working as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Indian Health Reservation - particularly in North Dakota?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

15 Followers; 146 Articles; 187,077 Visitors; 20,761 Posts

I would bet Chicago is a lot less safe than ND. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

24,656 Visitors; 1,174 Posts

I have no personal experience working with IHS, and I'm not an FNP, but all of the nurses and midwives I've met who have done stints on reservations had nothing but positive things to say about their experiences.  Obviously you are working in remote areas without access to certain things that may be plentiful in large cities, but I think overall they are really good gigs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3,904 Visitors; 119 Posts

7 hours ago, traumaRUs said:

I would bet Chicago is a lot less safe than ND. 

Yeah.  If the guns don’t kill you in chicago, then a car accident will.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

djmatte has 7 years experience as a ADN, MSN, RN, NP.

2 Followers; 6,870 Visitors; 745 Posts

16 hours ago, traumaRUs said:

I would bet Chicago is a lot less safe than ND. 

So. Much. Win.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

3,249 Visitors; 352 Posts

Yes, but in North Dakota the white walkers might be a threat once the long winter returns.  Seriously, it is probably much safer. With that said it would not be a bad idea to research the location and possibly invest in fire arms training, basic self defense, and possibly a satellite phone, and or CB if cell service is spotty. Having a month's supply of food and water on hand is a good idea for everyone, but especially if you live in a remote location. Make sure to keep "winter survival supplies" in your vehicle in case you would break down in cold weather (water in the Summer) and a car CB can be a good idea as well.  A dog would be great  as well if your situation facilitates proper care.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing 0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×