The American Red Cross is recruiting nurse volunteers, RNs and LPNs, to assist those in need after a house fire or larger disaster such as a wild fire, according to a news release.
The Red Cross replaces medications and medical equipment that is lost to disaster, and nurse volunteers make that happen.
Nurses who volunteer with the Red Cross can practice within the scope of their licensure, and the hours they spend volunteering count toward the requirement for license renewal, aid Laura Crouch, RN, Grand Canyon Chapter chief nurse, said in
This is especially helpful to nurses who have taken a break from nursing full time, or who have retired but want to keep their license current, said Crouch. If they have volunteered the required number of hours with the Red Cross, they are ready for relicensure without a problem.
Nurses interested in volunteering at the Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter can start the process at www.redcross.org/gcc.