Do you regret clinic nursing? - page 3
by SpudID 24,698 Views | 22 Comments
Dear All, I am 9 mo post graduation w/ a BSN (and prior BS in education). I thought I would love L & D nursing and am working at a high-risk, high-volume hospital with a short staff. I LOVE my patients and working with them... Read More
- 0Jul 22, '10 by ms_orionQuote from twinpumpkinWhere are you living now?I know this post is old, but I just discovered it. The posts I've read on here make me feel better. At least I know that I am not alone. I have been a R.N. for 2 years (minus 1 month) and have worked in 3 different areas. I started in Trauma ICU (mistake), then got moved to Med/Tele (ok but critical care is not for me). Then I did Med/Surg for 2 months and HATED it! For the last year, I've been doing home health, which I really like. I would like to eventually work in a clinic and enjoy reading the posts from everyone. I just discovered that there is a major hospital/medical school in my area that is hiring for clinic positions and only require 1 year nursing experience.
What should I say when asked why I've had so many jobs since graduating?
Thanks for any feedback.
- 1Jul 29, '10 by RN1488I worked for a (pediatric) clinic for 2 years and loved it most of the time. I quit to get married and they did not want to work with me. I'm also moving to a different state, but I'm trying to get a job in a clinic again. You cannot beat the hours. Most clinics are M-F 8-5, some have weekend hours.
I worked in OB for 6 months and Post-surgical ortho/neuro (the catch all floor) for 4 months. I just tell people I wanted a different area of nursing. No one has really questioned it too much. I wouldn't worry about having too many jobs. I think most people understand.
[My final goal is to teach nursing which I am currently in grad school for]