Heeey all ... I need a little advice, if you please
I just completed the first yr of my BScN. I work part time as a takeout girl at a local restaurant ... Have been at that restaurant for at least a yr and a half now. Problem is ... They don't need anyone full time right now. I need a full time job for books and tuition and stuff.
In my search for another job, i have been hearing from *everyone* that i should be working as a nurses aide. I've heard that the only job i can get w/ only one yr of nursing is in a nursing home. My clinical placement this semester was on a med/surg floor in a community that was largely elderly ... my youngest patient was 50ish. Now, don't get me wrong, i love nursing, and i don't dislike the elderly ... i'd just prefer not to work in a nursing home.
What is so wrong w/ that? Why do i have to keep beating everyone off w/ a freaking stick, b/c i'm not 'using my skills' or making more than minimum wage. As much as i dislike the restaurant biz, i think i'd dislike working w/ the elderly all the time even more. Is that wrong? There are so many different specialties in nursing ... I'm allowed to have one that i really don't want to do ... it just happens to be the only one that'll hire me right now
I just don't know what to do ... Do i give in and do it anyway? I plan on working next summer as a nurses aide, provided i don't have to work in a nursing home. I just don't see how one summer could really make that much of a difference in a whole career. My bf's mom is an RPN and even she thinks i should be working in a nursing home right now ... And that i should 'get used to it' b/c i'll likely have to do it anyway. That's not exactly encouraging ... *sigh*