What are the most laid back nursing jobs?

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    Hi,

    I am curious to find out if you don't want to work your rear end off or deal with a lot of blood etc... What areas of nursing would you all suggest to focus on?

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    How about management??!! hehehe just kidding!

    The most laid back job in my hospital (at night) is rehab. I'm not saying that rehab nurses don't work very hard during the day, because they certainly do, but at night it is VERY laid back.

    Also, epilepsy is quite laid back (at night), but on the other hand it is often coupled with neuro, which is as heavy as any floor gets.

    I can only speak from the perspective of nights.

    I think wound and ostomy nursing would be quite laid back. Extremely important area of nursing, which involves lots of educating both patients and nurses. The nurses who do it LOVE it.
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    I work as a staff nurse on a surgical unit, 3-11, and do home care per diem mornings. More than once patients have commented how the home care nurses seem more "laid back". It is nice having an hour or so w/ only 1 patient, no call lights, no worrying about the next 6 tasks...
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    I'd say corrections. If the setting itself doesn't stress you out, the job itself is the least stressful I've ever had. I usually get to completely finish all my intended tasks by the end of my shift, and always get out on time! Plus there are always a lot of laughs along the way, most days, anyway.
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    Quote from njbikernurse
    I'd say corrections. If the setting itself doesn't stress you out, the job itself is the least stressful I've ever had. I usually get to completely finish all my intended tasks by the end of my shift, and always get out on time! Plus there are always a lot of laughs along the way, most days, anyway.
    :yeahthat: That doesn't mean that there can't be busy stressful nights with mulitple assults, but by and large, I agree.
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    Do you get hazard pay? Homocide insurance for your family? That seems scary to me; although, I never even thought about it before. So... another question- Since inmates are the only americans gauranteed health care, do they get all around good care? What about chemo and such?
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    Depending on the patient, home health can be quite laid back..I have one patient to take care of...Some patients are like baby sitting..
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    Quote from FutureNurseLori
    Do you get hazard pay? Homocide insurance for your family? That seems scary to me; although, I never even thought about it before. So... another question- Since inmates are the only americans gauranteed health care, do they get all around good care? What about chemo and such?
    No hazard pay or homicide insurance, but that sounds like it might be a viable business oportunity.
    I have never felt unsafe in prison, you are security minded but in prison you know who the bad people are. Use common sense and relize who you are dealing with, after all they ar not John/Jane Q Public and you will be safe.
    As far as healthcare whe have prisons with chemo unit, dialysis units, LTC facilities. We have provide joint replacements, organ transplants pretty much everything except sex change surgery. The i/m are provided with medications that are not covered by my prescription insurance.
    We provide dentures.
    Do the i/m think they are receiving good care, probably not, but they are provided with care that is based on community standards.
    We refer the i/m to multiple specialists.
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    Psych!!!
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    Quote from FutureNurseLori
    Do you get hazard pay? Homocide insurance for your family? That seems scary to me; although, I never even thought about it before. So... another question- Since inmates are the only americans gauranteed health care, do they get all around good care? What about chemo and such?
    In FL correctional RNs do qualify for early retirement if they work 20 years in the system. I know here our inmates get basic care but some treatable diseases are not dealt with properly. Hep C is the big one that comes to mind. However, I have spoken to many nurses in this field and they do enjoy their jobs. Although most of the ones I know work in the inpatient unit at the main receiving center here, not in prison infirmaries.


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