Poll: As a male in Nursing school, my goal/desire is to work in this area.... - page 5

I thought a visual would be nice for us once folks have placed their preference vote. Also, I have placed a similar poll in our Male Nursing Forum. That poll can be viewed here: ... Read More

  1. by   marklw
    start school next monday, so of course am unsure what i will eventually find as a niche in clinicals, but i think peds/er, maybe also psych/drug and alcohol.... thanks for thinking of this survey, very cool
  2. by   marklw
    Quote from brentonmatt
    Has anyone thought about working as a Industrial Health Nurse? I live in Houston, and there are many Refinerys here. Benefits are great at the plants. I would also be insterested in hearing from any RNP's working independently in the Refining Industry.
    thanks for the idea...hadn't even thought of that!
  3. by   Jump_Nurse
    CRNA.

    Wouldn't be in it otherwise.
  4. by   Mr BSN
    Quote from brentonmatt
    Has anyone thought about working as a Industrial Health Nurse? I live in Houston, and there are many Refinerys here. Benefits are great at the plants. I would also be insterested in hearing from any RNP's working independently in the Refining Industry.
    I know a bit about the subject, although that's not where I'm heading. My wife works as an Industrial Hygenist, which overlaps a bit with OHN. I also have a close relative who works as an Occupational Health physician for a major auto manufacturer (who is preparing to close the doors of his factory).

    Many large employers either employ nurses directly or contract with Occupational Health companies. Often they may employ physicians or advanced providers to staff onsite clinics, or they may concentrate on health, safety and welfare programs for employees and their families.

    A few of the companies that hire OHNs use them to review and make recommendations on job-related injuries, accidents and compensation issues, often giving the qualified nurse a means of identifying and hopefully correcting unsafe workplace practices.

    A typical day might involve teaching a CPR class to employees, then responding to an accident in the facility and treating the injured until EMS arrives, then spending an afternoon immersed in paperwork from OSHA.

    Here are a couple of links to get you started...
    ABOHN - The certifying agency for OHNs
    AAOHN - One of the large professional organizations

    Best of luck to you!
  5. by   hayven1
    This is a pretty interesting poll.. tell you the truth it surprised me very much. I think specialties should be included though..I didn't see anesthetist.
  6. by   hayven1
    Unless it counts as other in the category...
  7. by   C. Thinking
    I voted "other". I hope to work in PACU.
  8. by   isneyk
    ER training would be great in the long run.
  9. by   jetfuel
    I voted "Other". Cardiology is my goal.
  10. by   TheFuture09
    Males in the nursing field is wonderful! Go for it.
  11. by   pinesbear
    Having spent 15yrs practicing at 60mph and on the other side of the guardrail, it's time that I started doing my best work indoors, not having to carry my pt down 3 flights of narrow stairs! I'm halfway through LPN(June'09), so I'll be grabbing a 2nd or 3rd shift ER spot(hopefully) to get me through a BSN program.
  12. by   MikeMRN
    I must be blind, but I didn't see Surgical/OR Nurse... or is it similar to one of the options?

    thanks!
  13. by   wilco83
    Psych for me! After 3 years in mental health case management, I've decided Psychiatric ARNP is the way to go.

    On that note, anybody have any feelings about AACN's decision to send NP's back for their DNP by 2015? I was ready to go the distance in a master's program, but a doctorate? Not so sure now...

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