This is an effort (albeit, one that most likely will fail) to add another specialty category for nurses on this site.
What is that? A doctor's office nurse? An outpatient nurse? A patient education-ator? A fake real nurse? A dying breed?
I submitted a request to the suggestions forum to add this category to the immense list that already exists. my idea was not "shut down" immediately, but I was told that there needed to be an interest expressed by others on this site... and suggested I started a thread
I know that long posts tend to cause glazed conjunctiva, so I will keep this as short as possible.
When I was in school, I always knew what field of nursing I wanted to be in. I wanted to be up to my arms in blood, heroically saving lives. To make a long story short... the economy.
I am thankful for my job, and surprisingly, I am learning to love it.
I am not running with gurneys at mach1 speed down a hall, but I do occasionally have a bag of samples thrown at me. It is still dramatic in it's own way.
So what am I requesting? If you support my cause (whether you are a baby catcher, Code runner, almighty EKG wielder, struggling student or just a clinic nurse) post a response. Explain why we should have our own section, or why not, or simply post a question, story about clinic nurses. Simply by doing so, you stand by our side
If this wasn't meant to be, this thread will be buried in a matter of days, but you never know if you don't try!
5 Reasons that I think clinic nurses should have a new category
- I feel that we have an extremely high tendency to be mistaken for non-licensed professionals. I am not an MA, Nursing student, tech or any variation of the above...I'm A BSN. Allnurses can help us validate our nursing status!
- Patient's and their families yell, scream and blame us for everything under the sun too. We need a place to vent.
- I assist minor surgeries, biopsies, procedures related to our specialty. I do not just take patient histories all day. Everyone could benefit from learning about this type of nursing (vast and varied) and what is involved
- There is a very vast range of nursing specialties on Allnurses, under the specialty tab. To be honest, I am sad that some of them (and very obscure some are indeed) are listed and clinic/outpatient nurse isn't
- I am a clinic nurse, and I'm lonely here