agency nurse as a newly qualified agency nurse as a newly qualified | allnurses

LEGAL NOTICE TO THE FOLLOWING ALLNURSES SUBSCRIBERS: Pixie.RN, JustBeachyNurse, monkeyhq, duskyjewel, and LadyFree28. An Order has been issued by the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota that affects you in the case EAST COAST TEST PREP LLC v. ALLNURSES.COM, INC. Click here for more information

agency nurse as a newly qualified

  1. 0 Hey there

    I am a brandnew nurse with 3 months nursinghome experience and was offered to join an agency to do temp assignments (=being an agency nurse)

    I am a bit afraid that it will be very difficult for me as i dont have much experience so far?

    Would you recommend this to a newly qualified?

    At the time here in ireland it appears to be the only chance to collect hospital experience.. as all the hospitals ask for at least 1-2 years experience for permanent positions. kinda frustrating...

    but i still wanna fight for my goal... finally having a hospital job in a field i enjoy...
  2. 2 Comments

  3. Visit  nursey2008 profile page
    #1 0
    is anybody there who can tell me their opinion or thier experiences? i ahve to make a crucial decision these days and would like to hear some opinions... thanks a lot
  4. Visit  platinum_garb profile page
    #2 1
    I'll go up to bat on this one...The only employer I've had since I graduated nursing school last year has been an agency. I applied online right after I passed the NCLEX and was hired. I now realize that my situation isn't always, or maybe shouldn't be, the norm. However, I have flourished and wouldn't give it up for anything. I've done hospice, school nursing for medically fragile patients, follow-up home assessments, and I'm starting a psych assignment in-home tomorrow.

    I have used my clinical skills (caths, meds, g-tube feedings, trach care, etc.), my assessment skills, charting, and so on. I still attend college full-time (online mostly) and have an active social life. The reason agency appeals to me is because working in a LTC facility and factoring in mandatory overtime and such does not appeal to me. I would secretly love to be in a hospital, but I live in Chicago, and I dare you to find a hospital in the city employing LPNs.

    Do I think that you will enjoy agency? If you feel you are inexperienced, then I say go with your gut. I went into it with full confidence, and I'm sure that is why I have been successful. If you are already in a LTC facility, I would say stick it out for another 9 months to get that year under your belt and then move on.

    However, if you do pursue the agency work-best of luck to you!!! We are all here to help if you need anything.