New / Old Nurse

  1. I have lurked here for a while, but seldom speak, and I would like some input. I have been a Registered Nurse since 1999, but have absolutely no experience, save for my clinical rotations. I did great in school and passed the NCLEX with ease. My question? I would like to get my feet wet, so to speak, and finally begin my nursing career. I have a great job now in Health Information Management in a Community Mental Health Center (salary, no weekends or holidays, etc..) - but I am not getting much in the way of personal satisfaction. Can anyone recommend an area for me?
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  3. by   Agnus
    I would start by looking at what I enjoyed most in school, and why I went into nursing in the first place. Both thes questions should yield good clues as to where to start. Aslo I would take some refresher CEs in the area that I hoped to be hired.
    Good luck. Welcome back.
  4. by   Huganurse
    Find a hospital that has a long in-depth orientation plus a mentor after orientation.
    Last edit by Huganurse on Jun 30, '02

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