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Camp nurses are important to maintaining the safety and overall health of camp and retreat guests. In these positions, nurses provide care to people spanning all ages and health levels, so they must be knowledgeable and prepared to deal with a variety of medical emergencies.
In general, camp nurses can expect to treat poison ivy, mosquito bites, campfire burns and other minor camp-related injuries. However, if a guest gets an illness, camp nurses are responsible for providing care. In some instances, camp nurses may work at a specialty camp designed for children with special physical, behavioral and emotional needs. These camps may specialize in working with children who have developmental disabilities, hemophilia, cancer, diabetes, asthma or other chronic illnesses.
To qualify for camp nursing positions, candidates need either a nursing diploma, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in nursing. CPR training is also required. Camp nurse jobs are highly independent, so nurses should have experience dealing with a variety of patients, illnesses and injuries. They are responsible for managing other medical staff members and developing health plans in the event of a disease outbreak.
Although many camp nurse jobs are seasonal, usually summer positions, there are full-time camp nursing positions available. No matter your preference, you start your search for the perfect nursing job right here at ADVANCE Healthcare Jobs.