Nursing

Blog spotlight: More nurses finding ways to make a difference outside the hospital

Nurse Leader Insider, January 18, 2010

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Nurses are always trying to find ways to do more for the profession that they love. In most cases where nurses want to do more, volunteering or organizing charity events and fundraisers are the most common ways to help other facilities and those patients in need. Three nurses—each with more than three decades of experience—have found their own way to make a difference in the world by volunteering their time and efforts to bettering healthcare and patients’ lives.

Trisha Pearce, a psychiatric nurse, founded the Soldiers Project Northwest in 2007 because she saw first hand what the war could do to returning soldiers when her brothers returned from Vietnam and the Gulf War. The Project reaches out to veterans of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with active-duty personnel and military families. It provides free, confidential, therapeutic counseling and aims to educate communities on the psychological effects of the war. Volunteers also benefit from the project, and are able to receive training to better aid these soldiers and their families.

To read more on the nurses who volunteer and their programs, click here.



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