Need advice from experienced peers - page 2

I am a fairly new member here and value the advice of you wise folks here. I have a slight problem and would love some input. As I have previously posted around here, I am a new grad(last May) with... Read More

  1. by   LaVorneRN
    Thank you Kathy. You're a Mom, aren't you? That just sounded so maternal. You are so right. I have to watch myself around the house too, wanting to get back to normal so bad and pushing myself. But it's like you said if I don't heal properly it won't matter. I have just wanted to do this so bad for so long. Now I have it and I sit like a bump on a log. I am working on some CEU's right now and I have contacted the Florida Nurse Assoc. regarding other CEU options. I can work on that too while I'm kinda incapacitated.
    I think someone asked what part of FL I am in. I'm in NW-Fort Walton Beach (an hour from Pensacola).
    Thanks again Kathy I appreciate your words of wisdom!
    Peace and blessings
  2. by   whipping girl in 07
    I wish you luck in finding a job that you can do in nursing with no experience that does not involve physical exertion. These jobs are hard to come by when one has experience; I imagine it's much hardeer when you have no experience.

    A doctor's office may be the only thing you can get, and it probably won't pay as well as a hospital.

    Hang in there.

    Konni
  3. by   Grace Oz
    Originally posted by konni
    I wish you luck in finding a job that you can do in nursing with no experience that does not involve physical exertion. These jobs are hard to come by when one has experience; I imagine it's much hardeer when you have no experience.

    A doctor's office may be the only thing you can get, and it probably won't pay as well as a hospital.

    Hang in there.

    Konni
    Geez, not very encouraging, Konni!
    Let's think of the cup as half FULL instead of half EMPTY aye?
  4. by   passing thru
    I saw a job listing on the bulletin board at work. The hospital is hiring two "pre-certification nurses." The nurses do office type work all day. The patients come into the outpatient area and are interviewed and their insurance info is taken and the pre-certification nurse does all the paperwork to make sure their insurance will pay for whatever it is they are coming in for.
    That would work for you. Just something else to consider til you are "fully mended."
  5. by   Kathy Gallimore
    You are welcome Lavorne. Yes I am a mother, but I was speaking also from experience. You got to take care of yourself in order to be able to take care of others. Good luck! Kathy
  6. by   LaVorneRN
    Originally posted by Grace Oz
    Geez, not very encouraging, Konni!
    Let's think of the cup as half FULL instead of half EMPTY aye?
    Grace-you took the words right outta my mouth. My cup is always half full, by the way
  7. by   LaVorneRN
    Originally posted by konni
    I wish you luck in finding a job that you can do in nursing with no experience that does not involve physical exertion. These jobs are hard to come by when one has experience; I imagine it's much hardeer when you have no experience.

    A doctor's office may be the only thing you can get, and it probably won't pay as well as a hospital.

    Hang in there.

    Konni
    By the looks of the responses I've already received there obviously are quite a few options available to me. But thanks for the good luck. I'm sure you meant well.:stone
  8. by   hoolahan
    How about a dialysis unit? It is being on your feet, but not as much walking as it is usually limited to one large room, and your pt's are closer together?

    You will use a lot of skillls, giving IV and po meds, giveing blood, teaching diabetic pt's, treating hypotension and electrolyte disorders... and no Sundays or night shifts. There is always a Saturday commitment, and likely some rotation to eves, unless you find a unit lucky enough to have a fully staffed eve shift.

    Case management usually requires some clinical expereince, but some places are desperate, so try HMO's.

    Home Healt? As a HH nurse, I would be concerned for you. There is some physical strain in this job. Just yesterday I had to kneel down on a pt's disgusting floor to do foot dressings. Some pt's do not have hospital beds, so you have to bend over at awkward angles to change foley's, or do dressings. Lots of the od folks homes are hazardess, steps in poor repair, sidewalks not shoveled when it snows. I would be really worried for you that you may re-injure yourself. You need to be in an ergonimically correct situation, and people's home do not meet this criteria.

    #1 is to take care of you.

    Oh yeah, lots of ads around me for telephone triage nurses in peds offices. They usually have an algorithm or script to follow, so even if you don't have expereince, you can follow the instructions or always ask the doc.
  9. by   LaVorneRN
    Actually hoolahan, I forgot about dialysis. It is another area I am interested in as well as phoresis. My goal is to be able to do a "potporri" of skills in nursing. I'll look into it as well as triage. And by the way, you are sweet for all the worrying you have done about me. Smooches and thanks!
  10. by   LaVorneRN
    By the way you lovely healers, my husband has been quite impressed with the usfulness of this thread. He is impressed with the information I have been getting as well as the sincerity from you all. You have justified my time spent addicted to these boards!

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