Is it any fun working in a doctors office as an RN? Or something along those lines - page 3

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Just wondering.. I think I would like it. After reading that story about a girl who just got licensed as an RN getting HIV her first month of working really opened my eyes. Is it worth it?? That's just so scary to me! Or is there... Read More


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    Quote from emptyboxcars
    I know this is an old thread, but please tell me more about working in community health. This is an area I am very interested in as a new grad, but I have no idea how to crack into this field!
    Check for small rural health centers in your area. I usually google search for all medical centers in my area. Then go to each website. If they are federally funded they usually see everybody - my clinic did. I loved it, just disliked management and the drama, and I was working as an assistant...so there you go. Also check you county website for public health nurse positions if you have your PHN. sometimes in rural area they will take new grads.
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    Quote from elprup
    Check for small rural health centers in your area. I usually google search for all medical centers in my area. Then go to each website. If they are federally funded they usually see everybody - my clinic did. I loved it, just disliked management and the drama, and I was working as an assistant...so there you go. Also check you county website for public health nurse positions if you have your PHN. sometimes in rural area they will take new grads.
    Thanks for replying to me! I appreciate it.
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    If you think an office is boring you work in too small of an office. I am constantly busy and see every diagnosis possible and do all kinds of crazy things. Never a dull moment!
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    I love my job at a community health center! I have a ton of freedom, get to do a lot of patient teaching, dressing changes, suture removal, immunizations, coumadin clinic, routine sick visits like UTI's, flu swabs, and sore throats, etc. My favorite part is knowing that my assessment skills and patient teaching help keep our clients OUT of the hospital.
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    Quote from mama2
    I love my job at a community health center! I have a ton of freedom, get to do a lot of patient teaching, dressing changes, suture removal, immunizations, coumadin clinic, routine sick visits like UTI's, flu swabs, and sore throats, etc. My favorite part is knowing that my assessment skills and patient teaching help keep our clients OUT of the hospital.
    I agree. It definitely is primary prevention: health promotion, disease prevention. How long have you been in ambulatory care nursing?
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    I've only been a nurse for 7 months now


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