• The Curious Nurse


Today I was at a non-profit site vaccinating the community. We often visit this site and have built a strong rapport and relationship with them and the community. Here they serve various populations including Burmese, Hispanic, Afghan, Rohingya, Nepalis, and other communities. Today they had various non-profit groups come to their site to set up booths and offer resources to the community members. Since I have been vaccinating in the community, I have been amazed by the selfless people who serve their community pre-pandemic and during the COVID-19 outbreak. The non-profit staff and leaders have let the community know that they have not given up on them, and they continue to work tirelessly to meet the unique needs of their patrons. Additionally, all of the community members that attend the vaccine clinics are kind, humble and grateful for the services they receive.

Today, I was able to speak with one of the non-profit staff about helping with checking the vitals of some of the patrons. I am hoping that this can be arranged through my employer or that I can volunteer my time if there are any work conflicts. My employer is currently working on finding.a way to implement healthcare screening at these clinics, which is in the beginning stages. I am happy to see that we can continue to provide help to our communities in other useful ways.

As a future nurse practitioner, it is my goal to open my own clinic which will serve marginalized communities. I understand that I will need to get experience first, and am definitely open to that. I also get that there are significant challenges to opening a non-profit clinic and I would like any feedback I can get about your experiences, please respond to this post.

Thanks for reading!

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