nursing in the usa

  1. trying to get out of geriatrics any pointers..........
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   P_RN
    I'd check the local hospitals human resources/nurse recruiters. I love old people so ortho provided me with plenty of them.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    apply for jobs the interest you and go for it. good luck.
  5. by   Hunter's Mom
    I am hooked on Geriatrics, but at the same time know I'm getting burned out. Lack confidence in other fields but have the "want" and curiosity to know and see........................
  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    Since the elderly get sick, you're going to get elderly patients wherever you go (Edited to add: and I think that's a good thing since you enjoy them - just not all the time in the setting you're in . I was in that position not terribly long ago.) Is there a particular area that you feel drawn to? Our hospital has a very nice orientation for nurses going into the float pool. If your area facility does too, maybe you could do that, float for a while and see what grabs you?

    Home care might also be an option. You could see your folks upstream of the nursing home.
    Last edit by Nurse Ratched on Apr 13, '03
  7. by   MerryRN
    I am just returning to hospital nursing after having been a school nurse for 7 years. My family was very supportive of my decision. I was concerned my experience was too outdated. I found a position on a m/s/peds floor on my 3rd interview. If I had wanted nights I could have had the other 2 positions. I was also open to new training on tele and ACLS. The key I found out was just for me to do it, as there is a big need for nurses in all areas. Go to Human Recourses and ask for a transfer. Try school nursing, it is a different world. I look forward to be a traveling nurse in a few years.

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