Endoscopy RN...would you recommend it? - page 2
Hi, I just graduated nursing school and am trying to figure out what I want to do. Does anyone have any insite on Endoscopy Nursing? What exactly do they do? Thanks!!... Read More
0Sep 13, '10 by GoNightingaleI'm a 2 year old nurse. I have predominantly worked Med/Surg with tele up to this point. However, I am looking into other areas of nursing consequent to really bad aching feet from 12 hour shifts and the physical weardown in Med/Surg. I'm 55 and I want to try to conserve my musculoskeltal health. Endoscopy sounds really interesting. What kind of possibilities are there (big possibilties or little possibilities) for less than 12 hour shifts, what kind of on the job "training or preceptorship" is the norm for this type of job, and what does a person have to do to get top range salaries in this area? Certfications, etc...
Does anyone know how to transition from Med/Surg into this field?How's about a good research link for this area? I went on the National Assoc. of Endoscopy nurses site but I did not find any clear information on how to transition, education, etc. I curently have a BSN. I was doing to get my Cert. in Med/Surg- but if I can transtion into Endoscopy-might do that instead. MY FEET ARE KILLING ME FROM 12-hour days!
Thanks in advance everybody!
0Nov 16, '11 by Shari3909How easy is it for a new grad to apply for endo nursing? And how is the salary compared to other specialties? Are the shifts flexible? And can I expertise my knowledge in a wide range or just endoscopy? Sorry I ask too much
The facility I work at hires new grads. The manager likes new grads so she can train them the way she likes. There is a short training period for each area - maybe 2-3 weeks.
We work only days M - F Usual schedule is 7-3:30 no nights, weekends or holidays.
You need good assessment skills. You have to monitor your sedation with each patient as there is not a set does in moderate sedation. You need to like to be busy because you are on the go all day. We rarely have any down time.
In our facility the RNs provide conscious sedation Some facilities use diprovan, which at least in California, must be administered by the physician.
The nursing staff rotates between, admission, pre-procedure, procedure and post procedure.
Salary is commensurate with the hospitals in the area.
0Jan 10, '12 by HorseshoeQuote from shari3909you don't utilize crnas in california?how easy is it for a new grad to apply for endo nursing? and how is the salary compared to other specialties? are the shifts flexible? and can i expertise my knowledge in a wide range or just endoscopy? sorry i ask too much
the facility i work at hires new grads. the manager likes new grads so she can train them the way she likes. there is a short training period for each area - maybe 2-3 weeks.
we work only days m - f usual schedule is 7-3:30 no nights, weekends or holidays.
you need good assessment skills. you have to monitor your sedation with each patient as there is not a set does in moderate sedation. you need to like to be busy because you are on the go all day. we rarely have any down time.
in our facility the rns provide conscious sedation some facilities use diprovan, which at least in california, must be administered by the physician.
the nursing staff rotates between, admission, pre-procedure, procedure and post procedure.
salary is commensurate with the hospitals in the area.
0May 16, '12 by creepygingerI am enjoying this thread. I have worked as an RN in a med-surg float pool for the past 9 months. Before that, I worked in psychiatry/mental health for 2 years. I'm realizing I need a change from the inpatient setting, so I just applied for an endoscopy position. I have an interview next week. I am both excited and anxious. I hope I'm making a good choice!