what area of nursing is 9-5, no w/e and whats the pay like? NY - page 4

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Im a student nurse and dont see 12 hour shifts working for me. what areas of nursing offer 9-5 m-f and what is the pay like? Im in the NY area....Long Island, Westchester, Putnam thanks!... Read More


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    Dialysis nursing is another option you should look at. Good luck!
    Acute dialysis nurses often are on-call a few nights a week and every 3rd weekend...sometimes getting called out at 2 or 3 am because someone decided going to bingo was more important than getting dialyzed and end up in the ER at 1am with a k+ of 9!!(true story...had a pt tell that to me once)

    Even chronic dialysis nurses have to work on Saturdays. Given the OP's criteria..no 12hr shifts, no weekends and no holidays..I think this area is out.
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    Probably because many nursing programs assure you that such jobs exist, knowing they are the extreme few. Did you think nursing school actually tells the truth about the nursing profession? No one would apply.
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    I have an associate's degree, have been a nurse since 2005 and currently work Monday through Friday, 7am to 4pm with an hour for lunch. I do not ever work overtime, weekends, or holidays. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. I was working in the ICU when I started and did night shift....three 12-hour shifts each week. I didn't mind it but having kids really put a damper on the schedule I had because I always had to fight to get holidays off and I always worked weekends. I made about $29/hour at that job with a $1.25 shift differential. I am currently making about $30/hour at my current job with the state. I am in an outpatient psychiatric clinic where I get 30 minutes to spend with each client and usually see 5-9 clients/day. I assess them prior to their appt with the psychiatrist. I love having every holiday off, the knowledge I never have to tell my kids I'm going to miss Christmas, a soccer game, or dinner because of my schedule. Plus, having an hour for lunch is such a luxury
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    O.M.G. How do I get your job???? Should I just check out the public health listings in my state?? That is a dream job, and my GOD....I mean, I can barely type....I have an ASN, two years in critical care, one year in long term care, and one year in home health for my grandparents. I need your job!!!!


    :^)

    Cara
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    I was lucky to have a supervisor who took a chance on me when I had no psych nurse experience. But we do hire nurses without that; you just have to have one year of professional nursing experience. Of course, the pay is less for a Psych Nurse I as opposed to Psych Nurse II. I work for the state and it's called Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health. We have outpatient, as well as inpatient and a 72-hour observation unit. I have a 30 min commute but that's fine with me. When I worked dialysis, I may have only worked three days a week but they were about 14 hour days. The dialysis clinic was less than 5 min from my house AND I made about $5 more an hour but as you can see, I would much rather drive the commute and take a cut in pay. I really enjoy my job about 85% of the time. The other 15% is when I'm having to deal with numerous clients that have borderline personality disorder because they are mentally exhausting
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    I had a best friend for 26 years who had borderline personality disorder. I finally couldn't stand it anymore and we don't associate any longer. I know what you mean about the exhausting aspect of it.

    I don't have psych nursing experience, per se, but I think just about all nurses are psych nurses...a little.

    Guess I'll take a look at the state nursing jobs for Indiana! Thanks for the info!



    Cara
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    I think what you may need to realize is TONS of RN's want that dream job 9-5 no holidays, no weekends. There are not enough of those jobs. Dr's offices only need a couple nurses. Therefore, it may be more difficult to obtain one of those positions if you do not have a very strong resume and background because there may be a lot of competition for just 1 open position.

    I will say in Acute care weekends and holidays tend to be the nicest time to work (in my experience), way less chaotic with less Doctors around, less tests, only emergent surgeries so don't get as many admits, and census usually drops. How come weekends and Holidays are completely out of the question for you?
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    Quote from rnintwo
    Im the original poster....I choose to ignore the rude posters but thank you MetalRN

    My intention was to graduate and go straight to work in a Drs office, preferrably in the area Dermatology or Cosmetic Surgery although Im open to other areas if need be. I have been to plenty of Drs offices as a patient myself and been told that the nurses there are RN's so Im unsure why one poster said Drs offices dont hire RNs. Im aware that the pay is less there but its still not horrible, I was told to expect 45-55K in a Drs office as an RN in NY. I absolutely cannot work 12 hr shifts, holidays or weekends and arent many Drs offices closed during these times? so Im not sure why this isnt a solid option for me? I was just asking what other areas would be options and what the pay there would be, again, in NY.

    thanks to all the helpful posts)
    The fact of the matter is that you asked a question and people are answering it truthfully, it is just not what you want to hear. I work in NYC at a hospital. The job market in NY is saturated with new grads and experienced nurses. There are people coming out of school who are willing to go into ANY area and still cannot get a job. A nurse recruiter at a major hospital in NYC told me that she gets 500+ EXPERIENCED applications for every position they post. Go check out the NY nurses thread. There are people who have been applying to 100+ positions for over a year.

    As for RNs working in doctors offices, no one said that it does not happen. Usually there may be one RN in a doctors office and they oversee all the medical assistants. That kind of job usually requires experience though that you don't have. For example, say a patient comes into your office in significant respiratory distress... and you are the only RN. Do you know what to do? Would you be able to oversee a group of medical assistants while you manage that situation? Would you be able to triage patients at this point in your life? Most new grads would not be able to handle that kind of situation on their own. Go onto a job website and look up doctors office jobs for RNs. There are very few, and the ones that are there mostly require experience. And if they don't require experience you can bet there are 100+ new grads applying to it.

    No one wants to work weekends and abnormal hours, but it is part of the job. It's one thing to TRY and HOPE to get a job in a doctors office. It is another to EXPECT to get a M-F 9-5 job as a new grad. Not only did you state you "absolutely cannot work 12 hour shifts, holidays, or weekends", you also stated that you would prefer dermatology or cosmetic surgery although you'd be OPEN to other areas. People are being "rude" to you because you are coming across as entitled when you clearly don't understand that the job market for nurses is AWFUL right now. People are trying to tell you that if you have such high expectations you may be unemployed for years. You are also discrediting the posts that tell you the reality of the situation...that yes, some of these jobs exist but you will not likely be able to get one of these jobs. As a nurse with one year of experience, I just experienced the NY job market. I can tell you that your most "helpful" posts are the ones that are trying to reframe your thinking and keep you more open-minded. I suggest you explore further on the NY threads, the new grad threads, and search job websites. The days of choosing what specialty you work in as a new grad have been over for years.
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    Quote from yuzzamatuzz
    The fact of the matter is that you asked a question and people are answering it truthfully, it is just not what you want to hear. I work in NYC at a hospital. The job market in NY is saturated with new grads and experienced nurses. There are people coming out of school who are willing to go into ANY area and still cannot get a job. A nurse recruiter at a major hospital in NYC told me that she gets 500+ EXPERIENCED applications for every position they post. Go check out the NY nurses thread. There are people who have been applying to 100+ positions for over a year.

    As for RNs working in doctors offices, no one said that it does not happen. Usually there may be one RN in a doctors office and they oversee all the medical assistants. That kind of job usually requires experience though that you don't have. For example, say a patient comes into your office in significant respiratory distress... and you are the only RN. Do you know what to do? Would you be able to oversee a group of medical assistants while you manage that situation? Would you be able to triage patients at this point in your life? Most new grads would not be able to handle that kind of situation on their own. Go onto a job website and look up doctors office jobs for RNs. There are very few, and the ones that are there mostly require experience. And if they don't require experience you can bet there are 100+ new grads applying to it.

    No one wants to work weekends and abnormal hours, but it is part of the job. It's one thing to TRY and HOPE to get a job in a doctors office. It is another to EXPECT to get a M-F 9-5 job as a new grad. Not only did you state you "absolutely cannot work 12 hour shifts, holidays, or weekends", you also stated that you would prefer dermatology or cosmetic surgery although you'd be OPEN to other areas. People are being "rude" to you because you are coming across as entitled when you clearly don't understand that the job market for nurses is AWFUL right now. People are trying to tell you that if you have such high expectations you may be unemployed for years. You are also discrediting the posts that tell you the reality of the situation...that yes, some of these jobs exist but you will not likely be able to get one of these jobs. As a nurse with one year of experience, I just experienced the NY job market. I can tell you that your most "helpful" posts are the ones that are trying to reframe your thinking and keep you more open-minded. I suggest you explore further on the NY threads, the new grad threads, and search job websites. The days of choosing what specialty you work in as a new grad have been over for years.
    excellent post. I didn't think any of the "rude" posts were inappropriate, just telling the truth. Unfortunately many nursing schools do not tell future nurses the reality of the job market. The experience you gain as a new grad in the acute care (hospital) environment is priceless and worth every minute so that one day you can get that dream job. I would not have the job I have now without my experience. It is always best to keep an open mind when asking questions to people that have been where you are trying to go.
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    I am a school nurse so... 8:30 to 3:30, mon thru fri, no weekends, no holidays, summers off and still get paid. I started out working for a temp company doing prn school nursing and finally landed full time hired directly on by the school district. Good luck in your job search.....if I had to go back to floor nursing 12hr shifts I would change majors myself....I know what I can and can't handle. I give mad respect to those out there busting their humps on the floors....I just chose a different road and I'm very happy.


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