I want out of floor nursing! HELP!

  1. I currently work on a renal transplant/general surgery unit and have been for 1.5 years. And guest what?...I'm already feeling burnt out!!!! I live in the Washington DC area. Does anyone know of positions/employers that pay well, have flexible scheduling (12 hour shifts), allow me to utilize some skills, and eliminate the hussel and bussel of the floor???? Please let me know!! I'm desperate!!!!!
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  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Moving to General Nursing Discussion for more exposure and hopefully, help for you. Welcome to allnurses.com.
  5. by   grimmy
    [font="book antiqua"]come work in the or! one patient at a time, limited time with families, quiet atmosphere, flexible shifts...ever thought about it?
  6. by   analee23
    Try a smaller hospital. I know of a few in the DC area as I recently moved here and interviewed with quite a few hospitals on the VA side of things, so if you want to work in VA, send me a personal message and I may be able to help you out. But, working at a smaller, more community based hospital is a little slower paced and the pts usually aren't as sick.

    Best of luck!!
  7. by   TexasPediRN
    I work pediatric home health. It still allows you to use your skills (G-button feedings, trach care & trach changes), but its one on one and I love it!

    Makes me feel like i am making a difference in these kids lives..even if they are close to the end and I am just making them as comfortable as possible..

    I pick which days I want to work, and I choose 10 hr shifts. Most of the times I get what I want
  8. by   HappyJaxRN
    Quote from satisfymee03
    I currently work on a renal transplant/general surgery unit and have been for 1.5 years. And guest what?...I'm already feeling burnt out!!!! I live in the Washington DC area. Does anyone know of positions/employers that pay well, have flexible scheduling (12 hour shifts), allow me to utilize some skills, and eliminate the hussel and bussel of the floor???? Please let me know!! I'm desperate!!!!!
    With your renal transplant experience, ever thought about working with dialysis patients? A couple of our nurses have left our transplant floor to work at dialysis centers....one of them opened a new center and is running it. Just a thought. Do you have a transplant center at your facility? We have a do, it's separate from our transplant floors.
  9. by   satisfymee03
    We do have a dialysis center on a different floor...however, positions never become available. Nurses wont leave until they leave this earth . I had considered dialysis with Davita. I don't know what dialysis nurses are paid. I know money isn't everything, but it is necessary!

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