Leaving nursing - page 6

This is my first post, but I have been reading the boards for about 2 months now. I need some advice- I am considering leaving nursing after only being out for 2 years. The reasons I'm considering... Read More

  1. by   bloodmonster
    Quote from wandering_rn
    I enjoyed labor and delivery mainly. But there were no L&D jobs avaliable for new grads when I got out. So I choose critical care on the recommendation of my critical care instructor. Like I said- I would like to remain in nursing- but when potential employeers call for my references- all they get is negative information. Any suggestions?
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    Last edit by bloodmonster on Jul 19, '05
  2. by   mattsmom81
    Nursing homes are crying for MDS coordinators...consider taking a course through the state agencies and apply to all the LTC centers. It's all asessments, documentation and followup reporting to state agencies.

    Most LTC centers also do not use Group One (for now).
  3. by   AMICRW
    Quote from mattsmom81
    Nursing homes are crying for MDS coordinators...consider taking a course through the state agencies and apply to all the LTC centers. It's all asessments, documentation and followup reporting to state agencies.

    Most LTC centers also do not use Group One (for now).
    Most of the RNAC / MDS coordinators have computer skills and KNOW what they are doing. I did MDS' when they were on paper. Now, I do need to learn how to do it the computer way. I know that I can do internet and word processing, but, I'm still phobic about hitting a wrong key and distroying all that I've done. I DO NEED to find a class or very patient coach. I will look for both. (Group One? 000OOOooo) Thanks a LOT! AMICRW
  4. by   lillybrat
    hi,
    just a thought but since you were fired from 2 jobs in 3 months, why put those down? use your previous employment instead of those 2 that didnt work out for you. possibly mention them in an interview saying they were trial periods for you to find what you wanted to do, that way you are not hiding them nor lying about them.
    hugs
    lillybrat
  5. by   Maisie
    I think it depends on why you were fired. If it was because patients were in danger, and you feel that addditional training would not help, you should consider another career. If patients were not in danger, maybe another area would work for you.

    I am not a nurse, but I had a long career in IT. I was terrible when I started. My teacher advised me to find something else to do. Career advisors told me I would never make a success of IT. I stuck with it and finally found my niche. It was hard work. More training and a lot of soul searching.

    I worked in the field for over 20 years making a decent living and hating it completely, but I did finally become a very good programmer.
  6. by   mattsmom81
    To the OP: how are things going? Did you take that hospice job or???

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