Poll: As a male in Nursing school, my goal/desire is to work in this area.... - page 6
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: Good comparison threads when... Read More
- 0Aug 3, '08 by brentonmattI work as a surgical scrub in the OR, Endoscopy, Sterile Processing and Labor and Delivery Units. I assist during Vaginal Delivery as well as C-sections. All the L&D nurses know I am a student, so I have been getting to see what they do. I often made to feel very uncomfortable in the vag deliveries by family and especially the Husband. You must be very assertive when entering the room, no room for shy, or they will eat you for lunch. By the way, I am the only Male tech on the unit, and there are only 2 male doctors. So good luck. Let me know if you have questions.
- 0Aug 21, '08 by marklwQuote from brentonmattthanks for the idea...hadn't even thought of that!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.
- 0Oct 13, '08 by Mr BSNQuote from brentonmattI 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).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.
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!