Street/Mobile nursing

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Hi!

I’ve been in nursing for a little over two years with a background in critical care. Recently moved into the public health spectrum. I’ve been working with the homeless and mentally ill at temp brick and mortar sites but will be transitioning into a supervisory position for street/mobile clinic nursing. It will be me, an MA, and a provider. Some days will be spent in a makeshift site inside a facility (church, halfway house, rehab, etc) where we haul in all of our supplies in duffle bags. Some days with community health paramedics providing care in the streets and community fairs. Some days in a large clinic RV. I’ve worked with this group before but never in a management position. There’s is a lot of autonomy, critical thinking, and decision making that goes along with this position. Does anyone have any experience in this? Any pointers?

AnnieNP, MSN, NP

Specializes in Adult Primary Care. Has 20 years experience. 540 Posts


No experience, but following this thread because I would love to be involved in something like this!!!

LonghornChic

LonghornChic

88 Posts

2 minutes ago, AnnieNP said:

No experience, but following this thread because I would love to be involved in something like this!!!

It’s a relatively new area of public health. There’s very few programs like this and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of it. I’m hoping to be able to assist in expanding it. It’s a little scary stepping into this role knowing that future program funding depends on how much of an impact it has on the community.