I just wanted to get the opinion of other nurses on this issue I face. I have an opportunity to work has a diabetes educator and earn my CDE. Problem is I am relatively a new nurse. I have more experience in clinic types atmospheres than say hospital. I started out on a surgical floor, but absolutely hated it so I resigned after a month - how pathetic. I don't regret that decision however I just feel my clinical skills are not up to par. I have gotten greater people skills and good teaching skills from working in a clinic though which is a definite plus. But for some reason I feel I am not a really nurse unless I am passing meds, starting IV's, doing blood draw, giving shots, etc. I know this absurd, but that is just how I feel right now. My issue is if I take this job will it hinder me from getting other nursing jobs
that don't revolve around diabetes later on in my career? I feel this is a good opportunity for me especially so early on in my career and diabetes does interest me. Any thoughts/advice would be great.
Jan 21, '03
I worked for a doctor 7 years before and during my RN school.....so 2 years there after RN.......WONDERFUL JOB
Surgical nurse 1 year (hated it)
HeadStart Health Handicap Nutrition Coordinator 1 year.JOB OK , PROJECT MANAGER WAS A LECHER!
Public Health Nurse almost a year did EPSDT and WIC over, and over, and over, and over, and over YUCK........hmmmm there was something else in there but I have forgotten.
Oh!!!! Vocational Rehabilitation nurse at inpatient evaluation center DISGUSTING- Did everything from bathing patients, giving meds, to sweeping and mopping the floor-then on dayshift we also had to help cook and wash dishes...........
One Sunday the hospital ran an ad that said set your hours, set your days I picked TWTh 830-5 and they gave it to me!......soooo
hmmmmm I needed a new car downpayment.....that was in 1977 and we've had maybe 20 cars since then.......worked there 22 years before hurting L3-4 and L5-S1 and medically retiringLoved it and hated it and......still miss it...the people not the way admin treated me about W/C
Im not advocating you avoid hospital work but if somethng else floats your boat, then take a sail!
Last edit by P_RN on Jan 21, '03