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Can I find a "desk" RN job without experience - page 4

Hi fellow community, I've held my RN liscense (with a BSN) for a year now. I only have experience in outpatient dialysis clinic. No hospital/acute care once so ever. I have not found a job in... Read More

  1. Visit  thecareerchanger profile page
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    OP why did you become a nurse if you only like desk jobs? I am not a nurse but isn't nursing primarily a direct contact profession? Most jobs i see for nurses are patient contact so while there is nothing wrong with "desk jobs" they seem to be minority in nursing profession and for those with experience. I am actually interested on nursing because it isn't a desk job (currently in one). You either have to wait it out or try something else. Good luck
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    Quote from thecareerchanger
    OP why did you become a nurse if you only like desk jobs? I am not a nurse but isn't nursing primarily a direct contact profession? Most jobs i see for nurses are patient contact so while there is nothing wrong with "desk jobs" they seem to be minority in nursing profession and for those with experience. I am actually interested on nursing because it isn't a desk job (currently in one). You either have to wait it out or try something else. Good luck
    The OP started this thread four years ago and hasn't been on AN in over 6 months. I don't think you will be getting a response
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    justbeachynurse I just realized this was an old thread! Thanks
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    WOW! I think you covered it all! But the MOST IMPORTANT thing was having respect for the nurses who have been doing the job for 15-20 yrs. You won't find a better source of information than the nurses who have been in the trenches doing the job (while pursuing advanced degrees, raising a family, and LOVING WHAT THEY DO!) year after year. They DESERVE respect...they've earned it.
    I don't have much advice on the elusive 9-5 nursing desk job. If one does exist, I've never heard of it. Positions that involve less patient care and more paperwork require a specific skill set that you can only gain through doing 'the job'. An administrative position might be within reach if you had a degree in health care management? I suppose that's my advice.
    I went into nursing school knowing that I wanted to work in the ER or the OR (dad was an ER nurse-mom was OR). Unfortunately, just before I finished school I found out my back was in bad shape and it was only after failing the pre-employment physical for an incredible opportunity that I had the surgery I needed. The ER/OR dream, as I knew it, was dead. I did a lot of research and spoke to a million people in search of a nursing position I could do while sitting down at a desk. With little to no experience under my belt- the position just wasn't within reach. I chose to go into home health care, which has provided me with case management experience, to accommodate my physical limitations.
    Nobody gets to jump to the front of the line in the nursing field. If you keep your mind open to ALL possibilities, respect your superiors (meaning ANYONE who has spent more hours working as a nurse), and be patient you'll find your way to a position you're happy with.
    Good Luck!

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