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Nurse Outreach Educator


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A nurse outreach educator serves in hospitals, clinics, social services offices, educational institutions or at non-profit organizations. This position conducts seminars, classes and counseling sessions and serves as an advocate for social/health issues.

Nurse outreach educators must be focused and well organized, communicate well in groups or one-on-one, understand the social and health implications of health issues and personal behavior, serve in a counselor/advisor role and recommend/implement solutions to societal health problems. Must also be adept at public speaking and have strong writing skills.

Experience in a health care facility is helpful but not required. A nurse outreach educator should hold a bachelor's degree/RN and have experience working in social services or education.

Employment opportunities exist with school districts, state/county social agencies, healthcare facilities and health care organizations. Many outreach positions are grant/government funded.

Related Associations 

National Association School Nurses 
Association of Camp Nurses 

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