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  • Nursing in Underserved Communities

    Florence Nightingale founded the first training school for nurses in 1860, and she also set the standard for the future of the profession. Nightingale's philosophy of well-organized, compassionate care still stands today.

    That is important, as the job of nurses is more crucial than ever, not just in the United States but also around the globe. According to HealthCare Volunteer, more than 1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to basic health care. Many of them are in developing countries. The good news is there are nursing organizations committed to improving the situation.

    Working in underserved communities can be a great way to hone leadership and teaching skills, and learn about different cultures and new methods of treatment. You can broaden your experience while helping people of all ages, whether through disaster relief or improving everyday life.

    Making an impact abroad can be a great way to jump-start the next phase of your career. At the very least, you will have made a difference for people who truly need aid. Below is an infographic that can get you started on finding an international nursing project that best suits your interests and skills. Projects range in duration from 1 week to more than a year.

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