What's YOUR Dream Job? - page 4
I just heard a nurse ask another nurse "What kind of nurse would you be if you could be any nurse?" So I am wondering...all you nursing students (don't even be realistic!!), if you could have any... Read More
Apr 17, '14Disaster nursing, interfacing with local agencies, FEMA, the WHO, CDC, whoever, during natural disasters, bombings, or pandemics. Put me in! I'm ready to play!
Apr 18, '14Quote from saraCOSDid you mean me? I'm from Sweden.Very interesting, where are you from? I'm a paramedic-going-bsn here in the US.
Apr 18, '14Seems like a lot of people are interested in hospice and wound care from reading these boards. Can someone explain to me the appeal? Genuinely wondering, not snarking! I just don't know much about these areas.
Apr 18, '14Quote from Stella_BlueI'm curious what you mean by working your way up to "trauma."I would love to try my hand at a level one trauma teaching hospital. Ive always wanted to start out in the ED and work my way up to truama.
Based on my experience, being a "trauma" nurse could mean one of three things:
(1) Working in the ED in the trauma rooms where the trauma resuscitations take place,
(2) Working in our trauma unit which is where our more stable trauma patients go from the ED, or
(3) Working in the MICU/SICU which is where our more critical trauma patients go from the ED (we don't have a dedicated TICU).
Apr 18, '14OR nursing.
I like having one patient at a time. I like that my interaction is limited to a smaller group of people (I get socially exhausted after excessive interaction with people, like I currently experience as a PCT). I like the teamwork, the organization, the cleanliness and the technologies involved. I like the 8hr shifts that our hospital system uses for the OR. I can physically handle 12 hour days, but not mentally.
Apr 19, '14Quote from GottawannaHospice is not my thing but I love wound care. For me, I'm a very visual person so I need a visual gratification for what I do. To see a pt come in with a wound that makes you think "how the heck did you let that happen" and then visually seeing that wound heal over times really makes me feel like I have done something. I need thatSeems like a lot of people are interested in hospice and wound care from reading these boards. Can someone explain to me the appeal? Genuinely wondering, not snarking! I just don't know much about these areas.