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Providing Healthcare Access for Rural Communities

Image of female nurse preparing to give a shot to a female patient
In many isolated areas around the United States, nurses play a significant role in ensuring rural communities have access to quality healthcare. Rural nurses typically work in critical care nursing, trauma, labor and delivery, as well as in typical nursing duties like attending to patients who are sick or injured.

For Beth Jensen, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, a faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Nursing  in Charleston, S.C., working with rural populations has provided a unique opportunity to make a big difference in a small community. We recently spoke with Beth about her career path and why she loves being a rural nurse.

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