I've recently switched from being a Mat-child nurse to STD nurse. I'm 6 months into my job, and am experiencing some growing pains. I enjoy my work so far but am having to adapt my nursing style to something more appropriate for this clinic setting.
Needless to say , respect should be behind any interpersonal relationship-- i've found this area calls for a different approach from what i am used to with both co-workers and with my clients.
i feel that i am adapting well... but do miss my patients and co-workers at my other job.
Any tips or experiences you can share about switching workplaces or about STD nursing in general?
Sep 12, '06
I apologize for asking but is STD nurse: sexually transmitted disease? If so, then yes, there is bound to be a difference in the environment with pts and staff. I worked in a large ER for many years and with our STD patients, we did a lot of teaching, particularly as to the importance of HIV testing as a follow-up.