I want to be a nurse with a 9-5 job w/ weekends and holidays off

  1. Are you ready for Halloween? Do you have a costume to wear?

    If you had to choose a costume what would it be and why?



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  2. 37 Comments

  3. by   NutmeggeRN
    School nurses do...!
  4. by   SHGR
    I'm thinking the costume wouldn't be scrubs and a stethoscope, then.
  5. by   merlee
    Why am I NOT laughing?
  6. by   pr3ttypeanut
    I am not a nurse (yet), but from what I've heard from other nurses, this is a very accurate depiction of the nursing career. You'd be lucky to get this kind of a schedule after years and years of experience.
  7. by   tnmarie
    Teehee funny. I think MD office nurses get that kind of schedule BUT most MD offices around here are opting for UAPs in the place of licensed office nurses.

    I'm currently underemployed and the only hours I can get are on weekends working 7p-7a ( though I would prefer 2nd shift and not 9-5 and I don't particularly care if I get holidays off ).

    Quote from hey_suz
    I'm thinking the costume wouldn't be scrubs and a stethoscope, then.
    Even though he is a nurse who has come in scrubs, he has come as something that doesn't exist (a nurse who works 9-5 c weekends and holidays off).

    I know, I know: "Eplaining a joke is like dissecting a frog: you understand it better, but the frog dies in the process." Mark Twain <3
    Last edit by tnmarie on Oct 25, '12 : Reason: typo
  8. by   IGiveTheShots
    I'm a nurse who works 8-4 with weekends and holidays off! Left the PICU for public health/school nursing for the county and it was the best decision I ever made. Oh, and to support your statement, I wear business casual.
  9. by   echoRNC711
    9-5 In a hospital....right....and I'm second in line to the pope!
  10. by   ORoxyO
    Does 7a-5p count? And yes I work in a hospital. No holiday or weekends
  11. by   LTCNS
    I just accepted an 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. job in a wound care clinic and I give God all the glory. I start November 5th
  12. by   MotherRN
    Quote from LTCNS
    I just accepted an 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. job in a wound care clinic and I give God all the glory. I start November 5th
    How did you get into wound care? Did you need specific certification?
  13. by   Hygiene Queen
    Work 5 days a week?
    Oh, heck no!
    I like having days off during the week and try to avoid working more than 2 days in a row if I can help it!
    I do not want to get up and go to work 5 days in a row...
  14. by   LTCNS
    Quote from MotherRN
    How did you get into wound care? Did you need specific certification?
    No certification needed up front. I will be doing hyperbaric oxygen wound therapy and they provide training. I will have one year to become certified and will attend a week long intensive training program in Florida, all expenses paid by the company.
    Since I am a LPN my title will be Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Technician, then once certified, I will advance into a Safety Director position.

    Here is a website about the company for you to browse. They have openings in many states.
    Healogics - Comprehensive Outpatient Wound Care Management Services for Hospitals - Specialized Wound Care

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