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- by mamacita2 Jan 17I'm graduating soon with my ADN. I know I need the experience. However, are there any jobs for nurses that do not need to have the bedside interactions in hospitals?
- Jan 17 by mamacita2I am very shy. None of my clinical instructors said anything about this because I would talk to my patients and say what needs to be said. However, as I'm getting closer to graduating, I'm realizing I get very anxious and lose focus when I have so many things to do which may not be good as nurse since I need to be doing so many things at once. I still want to be a nurse though. What drew me in? I love helping people in need and one day I would love to be part of a team that travels for medical missions and provide care for the needy.
- Jan 17 by MJB2010Sounds like you might do better In a position where you know the patients. Private duty nursing allows you to get to know a patient and their family really well, this might be a good place to start. All jobs are going to be overwhelming when you start out, that is normal for all of us. Nursing takes longer than most jobs to feel " settled in" . I really enjoyed dialysis. It is very overwhelming in the beginning, but you get to know your patients well. Clinics and md offices are also less intense.
- Jan 17 by kloneI think it would be more helpful, rather than trying to avoid interaction with people, it might be more beneficial to you in your career and in life if you can figure out a way to interact with people in spite of your shyness, because it will just be something that will come up over and over again. Perhaps you could take a class or talk to a therapist.
- Jan 18 by mamamaclpn94You might try home health or private duty. Some do "require" experience however once you interview & they see you are caring & willing to learn they will accept you. Good luck in your adventure.
- Jan 18 by OCNRN63It sounds to me like you're describing the anxiety just about every soon-to-graduate nurse feels. If you didn't have doubts about your ability to handle the responsibilities of a staff nurse. How have you done in your clinical rotations? What kind of feedback did you get from your instructors, the staff on the units where you had clinical?
If you want to be on medical missions, be aware that some organizations require critical care/emergency experience. Not all do, but if you feel stressed about dealing with people in a relatively controlled environment (hospital), do you think, in your heart, that you would be able to handle dealing with people in desperate conditions without some solid experience behind you?
- Jan 18 by MeriwhenThere are nursing jobs in administration, management, utilization review, case management, telephone triage, marketing, informatics, research and clinical trials, education...almost none will take a new grad though :/