Working/Volunteering after this Hurricane


Was wondering do hospitals use more travel RN/NP after something like the Hurricane right now in effected areas?

Not trying to be an opportunist, but I am a traveler who can work, but has been on vacation for a bit and it may be a way to help.

Sour Lemon

5,016 Posts

Has 13 years experience.

I would think that when it's safe for the patients to go back, the nurses will also return.

If there's an agency you work with or have worked with, maybe they could advise you?

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 46 years experience.

The Red Cross needs nurses in the shelters. Your LOCAL Red Cross can give you info.

rn_patrick, NP

46 Posts

Has 16 years experience.

Thanks Mary Jean.


1,476 Posts

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 17 years experience.

I can say from personal experience after Harvey last year, we did not have an increased need for nurses/travelers in my hospital. However as MMJ pointed out, there were many local organizations that did.