Sunday, November 1, 2009

Why limit your career horizons?

Holland America nurse explains the scope of clinical practice at sea
Published on AdvanceWeb ~ International, October 29, 2009
by Valerie Newitt

"Nursing takes on new "heights" for those who choose to practice the profession at sea. Imagine climbing into a basket lowered from a helicopter hovering over a ship in mid-ocean. Up and away, and you're in the copter. The basket is lowered again, this time to retrieve a sick passenger, now your patient, in dire need of a ship-to-air evacuation. The scenario is not all that unusual, if you are a nurse at sea, said Laura Vlaadingerbroek, MSN, RN, chief medical officer aboard Holland America Line's Zaandam." Click on the title to read the full article.

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