Dont wanna be a floor nurse.. - page 4

by Cali.Girl

So i know this may sound horrible coming from an RN but i am not into direct patient care. I am planning on going back to school for a masters in nursing leadership and management. But as of now, i have my associates and i have... Read More


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    Does the OP really think that nurses that have years of experience want to be bossed by a manager that couldn't hack it in the trenches? I have had one of those managers. She lasted 4 months because she couldn't gain any respect from the nurses.As soon as she started talking you could tell she had no nursing experience under her belt.
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    Quote from Cali.Girl
    So i know this may sound horrible coming from an RN but i am not into direct patient care. I am planning on going back to school for a masters in nursing leadership and management. But as of now, i have my associates and i have been working in telemetry for 2 months (im a new grad). So my question for all my other nurses out there is, are there any positions i can apply for (once i hit the 6 month mark) that arent in direct patient care that i wil qualify for i mean without a masters degree yet. I just want to start getting my feet wet in the area i want to be in. But for a new nurse, will they accept me in like case management or quality control or SOMETHING. Can a 6 month experienced nurse possibly get a position in a non pateint care area of nursing?
    Sounds like nursing really isn't for you. Saddens me because I know there are thousands of unemployed new grads out there that would kill for your job.
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    fwiw, the best head nurse i ever had was a night charge for awhile but then got the hn job at our 26-bed icu. one of the first things she told us was that she couldn't do what we did but she would always do everything in her power to see that we got everything we needed to keep doing what we did so well. she was as good as her word. if you had a good idea, she's say, "go try it, and let me know how it works out," and can you imagine how empowering that was? i would have done anything for that woman.

    she ended up don of the 700+bed hospital. i was gone from there by then but i hear she's retired but still alive and well, so if anybody out there knows laurie gunderson, give her my very best wishes and tell her for me at least, she was my ideal icu (or anything) head nurse.
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    try a dsd position , or maybe a adon , min experiences for the director of staff development


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