Volunteer Nurse Program
Do you miss nursing? Become a volunteer nurse.
The Volunteer Nurse Program provides a structured environment and a clinical setting for retired nurses or those taking a break in their career to continue their passion for patient care while supplementing the work of staff nurses. Give back to your community and profession with a time commitment and schedule that you control, and enjoy access to Continuing Education Units (CEUs) offered by the hospital.
What do volunteer nurses do?
They help provide the "softer touches" and valuable one-on-one time to patients and families. Tasks include reinforcing patient teaching, providing emotional support, offering bedside companionship, assisting with hygiene, feeding and ambulation, providing comfort measures and much more.
Who can be a volunteer nurse?
Participants are not required to have an active RN or LPN license but must have two years of nursing experience and have held an active, unencumbered license in the past.
How are volunteer nurses identified?
Volunteer nurses wear blue patterned scrub tops and royal blue scrub pants. Their volunteer name badge is accompanied with a gold Volunteer Nurse hang tag.
Who supervises volunteer nurses?
While on the units, volunteer nurses are supervised by the charge nurse.
Who do I contact for more information about the program?
For more information about the Volunteer Nurse program contact the Program Coordinator at (727) 736-9931 or any one of the four Morton Plant Mease Hospital Volunteer Offices.