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Looking to break into agency work

  1. 0 I am currently an obstetrics nurse working on a labor and delivery unit in a hospital. Through this unit, I also have experience triaging obstetrical and gynecological patients. I started in this unit as a new graduate and so have no other experience except as a nurse's assistant on a pediatric floor. I am looking for a new job b/c I can't handle the hours (nights, weekends, holidays), and I am considering home health or hospice. I am looking for a position where I can have flexible hours, no weekends or nights, and have been led to believe by a co-worker that you can make even more money at this than we do one my unit. Is this true?
    Also, I am concerned about jumping into either of these jobs when I only have experience as an L&D nurse instead of say med-surg experience. Do you get training before they send you out alone? Can someone describe what happens on a regular visit? What is the difference between a skilled and unskilled agency? How do you go about finding openings at either of these agencies?
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    OB RNC has '4' year(s) of experience. From 'Texas'; Joined Mar '11; Posts: 3.

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