Would you nurse for free?

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    I used to be a volunteer EMT. Never got paid, but spent hundreds of hours on duty because it was fun. The first several years of nursing, I loved it. Wouldn’t have minded working a few less hours, but even if I didn’t need to work, I would have still volunteered, because it was rewarding. As the years go by, I’m not convinced I would show up to work if I won the lotto. How many of you would still work if you didn’t get paid for it? Side question, what do you do to reverse burn out at work?

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    I am retired now, and plan to volunteer at a free clinic for working under insured in my community. However, I would never have been able to work for free, because I am not independently wealthy. I am retired after 35 yrs as a nurse because the stress of corporate healthcare was ruining my health.

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    I have volunteered my time at our local free clinic. And when I did home health and hospice I used to do many things for our patients on my own time. I haven’t done any volunteer work lately I’ve been extremely busy though I think it’s good to give back to the community. Just like we are required to do CE hrs every year I think that anyone who has a professional lic should have to do a few hrs a yr of volunteer work that is related to their field.


    Sure, at a free clinic, homeless shelter, or in a community emergency.

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