ERIC Number: ED183355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Where Nursing Counts. Careers for Nurses in the Indian Health Service.
Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Indian Health Service.
To meet the health needs of Native Americans, the Indian Health Service (IHS) administers a large community health and medical care program, operating 51 hospitals, 99 health care centers, and 108 health stations in 24 states. Registered nurses can be employed by the IHS through either of two systems: the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service or the Federal Civil Service. Starting salaries range from $9,000 to $15,000 and nurses may choose their job location and health care setting within a wide range of clinical and specialty nursing positions. Nursing assignments include hospital care, ambulatory care, community health, or work as a family or pediatric nurse practitioner, midwife, or anesthetist. School, research, and mental health nurses are also needed, as are nurse educators. Further career development is possible through inservice training, paid leaves for post-graduate training, promotion, and relocation. This booklet describes the types of nursing careers available through the IHS, lists requirements and benefits of the 2 employment systems, and describes the 11 IHS areas, the populations they serve, and the types of health care offered within each area. (DS)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Indian Health Service.