Any ideas other than hospital nursing?Have to work full time.Need benefits

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    Hi!
    I work in a hospital on a busy med-surg floor and I have been asking other coworkers if they like their job and if they are happy and I haven't gotten positive responses.I have been working there a year and a half and Ihave considered getting a different job but I won't leave this one until I have something secure(health insurance is an issue).That's why I
    cant work per diem. Any suggestions for a nonhospital job?
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    It is impossible to make a recomendation to someone I do not know. In fact, I would, with a close friend, rather listen and see where their thoughts and dreams are headed. I would encourage you and others to follow your dreams.

    Try going to the Human Resources list for your facility (and others) and see what is available. Dream about different positions, try them on mentally, talk with colleagues who are successful do various types of nursing, check out conversations on other Forums here at AllNurses (many of them have a typical day as a ****), and go back to the basics of what you like in your current job.

    I agree, after a year plus in m/s, if you do not feel happy, then try something new. After all, Nursing is very flexible to a change in specialties.

    I hope you find something that makes you happy, that you can grow in and from, and a field that is rewarding.

    Let us know how you are doing
    Last edit by nightingale on Jul 5, '04
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    Quote from momangel29
    Hi!
    I work in a hospital on a busy med-surg floor and I have been asking other coworkers if they like their job and if they are happy and I haven't gotten positive responses.I have been working there a year and a half and Ihave considered getting a different job but I won't leave this one until I have something secure(health insurance is an issue).That's why I
    cant work per diem. Any suggestions for a nonhospital job?
    I work part time in an ob dept., am looking for a way to make extra money @ home. any ideas?
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    Quote from rednurse
    I work part time in an ob dept., am looking for a way to make extra money @ home. any ideas?
    how about phone utilization or something like that/look under the categories or search for rmployment on this BB.
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    A lot of people don't stay in M/S anyway once they get into their careers...one of the things about nursing is there are all sorts of opportunities...you could go back to school, get something in advanced practice...you could work in a clinic (like back home where I come from we have a cancer clinic and a diabetes clinic...not sure what they have where I am now...relocating to the US means I don't know quite as much! lol)...I know one girl in my class, fresh out of school, is working in an addictions clinic back up in Canada. Plus there are other areas of the hospital that might be less stressful, and more satisfying than Med/Surg...I really liked Obs/Gyne, when I did a rotation there during school and some day I'd like to get back on a floor like that. Where I come from, Med/Surg is basically a starting point, and people move on after 2-3 years except for the select few that stick there all their careers because they like the atmosphere and the fast pace that is characteristic of surgery floors...I'm assuming that's the same anywhere. I don't think you have to worry about what those nurses are saying...what's important is that you enjoy it right now, and if you don't, then you can work to finding another job elsewhere. But if you want to get out of the hospital altogether, then I'd suggest considering clinic work. Or maybe in the school systems. Or maybe public health.
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    Quote from rednurse
    I work part time in an ob dept., am looking for a way to make extra money @ home. any ideas?
    I also am in the process of finding a job outside the hospital environment. Have
    you considered endoscopy, cardiac cath lab, home health or working in
    a doctors office? Usually the pay is not as good, but the benefits are often
    better so in the long run you end up financially about the same. Don't feel
    discouraged. Alot of nurses (including myself- and I have been in the hospital
    environment for over a decade) feel very stressed by the work load and the
    critical nature of the hospital. When you feel it is difficult to give quality and
    safe care to patients in your current environment it is best to find something
    else not only for your own sanity but for legal issues that could occur. Good
    luck with you job search. And I wish many happy years in the future as a nurse.
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    One tip-

    If you are going to be more than two weeks without insurance between jobs, it is a good idea to carry COBRA insurance until you are eligible for insurance at a new job. Although this is expensive, if you do this, a new insurer cannot deny you coverage, or make you wait a year for full coverage because of a pre-existing condition.

    This is one of the benefits of of HIPAA.
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    Best job I ever had was prison work. Cannot even compare the stress at a prison to other nursing jobs.

    Would love to get the same job here, but I live to far from the prisons.
    Benefits are great. Stress is lower. Pay is good. And I felt very safe.
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    after i finished my training i worked on a busy neurosurgical ward until i left to go on maternity leave. that was the change i needed i then went back to elderly medical for about 18mths went on maternity leave again. went back to nursing on oncology which was great stayed there for years left hosiptal and went to a nursing home for the elderly stayed there for a while then left and now work in the community as a district nurse which is great. the good thing about nursing is that there is always a job for you no matter where. if you are in a rut then it is time for a change.


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