What's Next If You Are A Retired Nurse?

Often it is the stress and demanding schedule that causes a many nurses to retire from their daily job. Yet, for many retired nurses work life is not over. No many continue working, but at a more comfortable tempo. So if you have retired but are not ready to stop working, you may just find something that tickles your fancy.


1-Summer Camp Nursing

Thousands of summer camps every summer are looking for a camp nurse. This is the perfect place for a retired cmap nurse. These positions are only during the summer and often are out in the country away from city life. Camp Director Jeff Lorenz says " Our camp nurse is a valuable part of the camp team. Although she only spends a few hours a day in the Health Center it is the other time when she is being a friend to campers or helping in the nature center or even at arts & crafts that makes he so valuable. She is part of the community of camp" So if you are looking for a place to be loved and appreciated while having fun, being a summer cmap nurse might just be the place to look. Many states are part of a compact that makes it easy to be a nurse in another state for a month or two. Swift Nature Camp is currently looking for a camp nurse for the summer of 2018.



2-Home Care Nursing

One of the benefits of Visiting patients in their homes is the flexible hours, letting you work as much or as little as you choose. Often home care includes: wound care, palliative care and other home support services that allow the patient to care for himself as much as possible.Home health care is growing five times faster than the average for all health care industries. With an aging population,it seems clear that this will be an area of health care that will be around for a long time to come.


3-Substitute On-Call School Nursing

Being a substitute school nurse is right for you if you have lots of experience and a love of children. Working as a substitute school nurse provides extra income and ensures that you will have weekends, evenings and school holidays off. If you are approaching retirement, you can give this career a try before you retire by submitting the required information, along with your schedule, so school boards can call you when needed. Qualifications vary by state and school district, and a criminal background check will probably be required before you are allowed to work with children. Substitute school nurses tended to make between $12 and $20 an hour as of January 2011.

4-Flu Shot Clinic

So you need a little cash around the holidays, try working at a flu shot clinic it might may be the answer. Locations are everywhere so you are never far from work weather it be clinics in malls, town halls and other locations. Often, hese clinics are often run by private immunization companies that hire Recent graduates  and retired nurses looking for cash,  flexible hours and convenient locations.


Yes,  Retired Nurses you could spend the rest of your days teying to catch that ne big fish that has eluded you all these years. Or you could get back into a working lifestyle but under your terms.

As a summer camp owner, each spring as I speak to college students about becoming a summer camp counselor. Often I get a response “I am not a teaching student. How will camp help me?” Will future employers want you to have an internship? They respond in the affirmative and continue “I need real world job skills”. Being a summer camp is the place to get these skills.

Today, as we categorize todays young workforce it is often said that they are lacking soft skills. These skills are what employers want and are what overnight summer camps best teach.

Here are 5 skills that any employer would want to see in their applicants. You can arrange these in any order because none is more important than another.

Most jobs require employees to work together as a unit, section or team building relationships and working together with respect toward a common good. Summer Camp  is all about team work from your co counselors working together to building a team with in your cabin. Camp is a community not unlike a business organization. Camp is built of people who have very different personalities, backgrounds and life experiences that all come together for the goal of building each other up while playing and having fun.

At work we all want our bosses to give us greater responsibility. Very few jobs or internships can give you more responsibility than independently caring for someone else children.   At Camp, counselors you are responsible 24-hours a day at camp or off in the woods hours away from civilization.  It is the counselor that holds all of a child’s experience in their hand. From reducing injuries to motivating and encouraging  a child, to stoping bullying.  No place is a persons job more important than being a camp counselor.their work with campers is essential to camp’s operation.

Problem Solving
I once had a boss who said “Don’t bring me problems bring me solutions.” The same can be said as a camp counselor you need to figure things out and make it work the best way possible. Weather your getting 10 children to all brush their teeth or encouraging them to jump into a cold lake, you need to try things evaluate if it works and then make changes as needed. As a  camp counselors you will be constantly provided with opportunities to solve problems and come up with creative solutions.  Just the thing any employer is looking for in a new employee..

Communication Skills
Every job requires good communication skills. Without the distraction of technology and social media, camp counselors strengthen their communication skills by engaging in face-to-face interaction with campers and fellow counselors.  Daily you will learn and practice how to lead group discussions and practice conflict resolution.

Every job requires some amount of leadership. After all it is leadership that get the promotion. At camp your unique relationships with campers will allow you to practice your level of influence on others.  At camp, you will share your life experience with their campers helping to build them into being better people.  Even though camp is casual you will be required to be at the top of your game as a role model to children. Meaning you need to remain appropriate in language and appearance at all times. Living as a role model will cause you to step your game and be your best leader.   After a summer at camp you will feel like a leader it is a powerful feeling.

Yes,  you will get to practice these skills but equally important is you will be outside in nature and playing. To soon our youth passes but at camp we like to say "Act your shoe size on your age"


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