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Thousands of nurses across the country are responding to the call for volunteers to provide medical aid in Haiti following its devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. National Nurses United, the largest RN organization in the country, says that more than 12,000 nurses have answered the call to serve, awaiting only funds (the NNU is asking for donations) and logistical arrangements (transportation, lodging, etc.) to be deployed to Haiti.

This development presents two types of opportunities for the travel nurse. First, nurses between assignments may choose to do a volunteer stint in Haiti.  American Traveler has seen many of its RNs volunteer over the years, and encourages those who wish to serve in Haiti to do so.

The second opportunity involves travel nursing jobs that will become available to fill the temporary absences.  These are likely to be opening up all across the country; check our rn jobs list often for new travel nursing assignments.

In Florida, there has been a particularly large response from volunteers – and thus a looming shortage of licensed nurses. That means there’s a good chance that there will be many excellent Florida travel nursing jobs opening up.

To make it even easier and more desirable for a traveling nurse to take a temporary nursing job in Florida, Gov. Charlie Crist has passed an emergency executive order to expedite the process for licensure by endorsement of nurses holding a valid license to practice in another state.

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2 Responses to “Volunteer Efforts in Haiti Provide Opportunity for Traveling Nurses”

  1. Travel Nursing Blog » Blog Archive » Nevada Nursing Board discontinues hard card licenses, plus big licensure related news for Florida Nursing Jobs Says:

    [...] from Nevada, the Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist has just signed an executive order allowing licensed nurses from other states to work in Florida for the next three months. The order comes on the heels of the earthquake that devastated Haiti on [...]

  2. Jack Wilson Says:

    This is great news about Florida allowing nurses from other states to work for the next 3 months. I’ve been wanting a travel assignment in Florida, but haven’t obtained a license yet. This will make my next assignment much easier to obtain. Looking forward to feeling those tropical breezes soon!

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