Least stressful areas of nursing that don't require experience?

  1. Does such a bear exist??

    Rhonda
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  3. by   MissMonica
    Isnt this like "HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE, WORKING FROM HOME, IN 2 WEEKS!"

    Sorry for the sassy sarcasm but high stress, in the healthcare field, is a given. My mother/baby unit is a "happy" place, and I still pull my hair sometimes just from the demands people place on you to satisfy them.
  4. by   philosophical
    Quote from MissMonica
    Isnt this like "HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE, WORKING FROM HOME, IN 2 WEEKS!"

    Sorry for the sassy sarcasm but high stress, in the healthcare field, is a given. My mother/baby unit is a "happy" place, and I still pull my hair sometimes just from the demands people place on you to satisfy them.
    No need for sarcasm and becoming rich is certainly the last thing on my mind. I make excellent money in my current career in Finance but would rather be in the position to help people and fullfill myself intristically. I would love an educator role, such as Childbirth Ed, or Lactation Counsulting. I know nursing isn't rosey, but I also know one has to feel a job is a good match for their personality and goals.
    Last edit by philosophical on Nov 7, '07
  5. by   Jo Dirt
    You might look into private duty nursing. You have one patient, and depending on the needs of the patient, you may just be sitting. Very low stress, but be warned, though, when I started within months I gained over 40 pounds. I sat and ate, watched tv, collected over $200 a shift...but it sure was bad for my waistline. Also, it has its share of headaches, like when you get caught in the middle of family drama, and there is no way you can "stay out of it" because you are right there with it all around you.

    I'm still doing private duty, but I can't see myself doing it indefinitely. It is, however, the lowest stress nursing job I've ever had, and the company I work for will hire new grads. In fact, the go to the campuses to recruit them before they even finish school.
  6. by   cmo421
    Quote from philosophical
    Does such a bear exist??

    Rhonda
    You could absolutely go to school and go to school and go to school. Then teach. But without experience what can you bring to your students besides book knowledge? I admire your question,because it is sure to bring sarcasm,but they r just poking fun. So please do not get mad!
    Think about a service related profession that could encorporate your financial backround and the medical industry. Like teaching and following up on new technology,medical sales and teaching the product.Working for a drug manufactor would be great. lots out there,just have to look around. Good luck and have a great day!
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    I think no matter where you work there will always be some element of stress but also depends on where you want to work, the hospital environment and support and I feel family support
  8. by   flightnurse2b
    Quote from philosophical
    Does such a bear exist??

    Rhonda
    i dont think so... any area of healthcare is going to be high stress, even the desk jobs. but its a very rewarding kind of stress, if thats what you are looking for
  9. by   HealthyRN
    For the most part, any educator role is going to require experience. If you're looking for something that is low stress, nursing is not it.
  10. by   TheCommuter
    Night shift LTC in the nursing home setting, in my opinion, is so low-stress to the point that it is rather boring at times. When I refer to night shift, I am discussing the late night hours of 10pm to 6am or 11pm to 7am. I typically have several hours of downtime to read magazines, watch television, catch up on paperwork, study, or chat on the phone.

    However, the low-stress atmosphere will change drastically if a patient falls out of bed or has a CVA during your shift.
  11. by   biker nurse
    WHEN YOU FIND ANY NURSING JOB WITH LOW STRESS LET US KNOW!!!
  12. by   philosophical
    Quote from biker nurse
    WHEN YOU FIND ANY NURSING JOB WITH LOW STRESS LET US KNOW!!!
    I'll try as hard as I can!!! Massive amounts of stress and me (having prior depression, GAD, panic disorder, and OCD) do not mix!
  13. by   philosophical
    Come to think of it, I don't think the word 'job' is synonymous with 'low stress'.
  14. by   Journey_On
    Quote from philosophical
    I'll try as hard as I can!!! Massive amounts of stress and me (having prior depression, GAD, panic disorder, and OCD) do not mix!
    I totally agree!! When I get really stressed out, I become extremely irritable and can't focus on anything. I have mild OCD, and it is not fun at all. I hope I can survive nursing school.

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