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Camp Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

Camp nurses give medical care to people attending camps and retreats. Because camp attendees can include children and adults, healthy or ill, Camp Nurses possess a wide array of medical skills and knowledge. Their duties can range from establishing health centers to creating health plans for outbreaks of communicable diseases.

Things You'll Do:

  • Treat poison ivy and mosquito bites
  • Manage staff members
  • Treat campfire burns

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Patient-facing
  • Managerial
  • Independent

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Get trained in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Become a
    Camp Nurse

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Camp sites
    • Retreats

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • Free lodging during your stay at the camp.
    • You might need to administer CPR in case of emergency.

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