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  1. 0 Hi I'm a working nurse.. and I am so grateful to have a job.. I tried med Surg, psych and tele.. but what I really want is to do counseling or teaching.. I am great in making patients feel good and better by talking to them, most of them said that I have a great bedside manner and care.. but I'm done.. I want to leave bedside behind.. at the end of the day my body hurts I don't get enough sleep and just crash.. not enough time for my kids due to being soo tired.. so now what I do need for experienced nurses can you guys give me some advice where to go to next.. A nursing area where I can still use my brain but no more bed side care.. No teaching for nursing students either.. thank you so much and God bless.. PS to the nurses who loves bedside and is been doing that for years.. YOU GUYS ROCK
  2. Visit  iamgabrielle profile page

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    Joined Apr '12; Posts: 26; Likes: 7.

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  3. Visit  Sun0408 profile page
    Have you thought about inpatient palliative care.. That is a lot of evaluation and teaching with no bedside aspect... Check area hospital's web sites for listings that do not require pt care..
  4. Visit  iamgabrielle profile page
    Haven't really thought about palliative care.. I'll look into it.. Thanks so much
  5. Visit  Whispera profile page
    The palliative care nursing I did required oodles of bedside care...
    SoldierNurse22, Altra, BrandonLPN, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  LTCNS profile page
    Case Management, Utilization Review for a hospital or insurance company, home health, triage, school nurse...Just a few suggestions.
  7. Visit  Sun0408 profile page
    Quote from Whispera
    The palliative care nursing I did required oodles of bedside care...
    I'm not talking about palliative care nursing as in hands on care/HH.. More intake, assisting MD with care plans, pt teaching, helping the family understand the process etc.. We have several. They come in, talk to the pt and family and develop a POC, organize services with the PCP etc. Maybe someone else can chime in with the proper term
    hbshearer, rn likes this.
  8. Visit  hbshearer, rn profile page
    I think that's the right term; it's more like management of care. The hospital I used to work at would have a hospice nurse that made rounds on the inpatient hospice pts and home hospice pts, ensuring that the primary nurse has everything she/he needs for the pt and that the pt is comfortable. They talk with the family, etc. I never talked to a doctor when I had pts on inpatient hospice (worked on an onc floor so we had many). The hospice nurse was always a wonderful resource.
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  9. Visit  jadelpn profile page
    Go back to school get your masters in LICSW.
    Work in discharge planning
    Work in a women's health clinic counseling and patient care teaching
  10. Visit  edmia profile page
    Quote from Sun0408

    I'm not talking about palliative care nursing as in hands on care/HH.. More intake, assisting MD with care plans, pt teaching, helping the family understand the process etc.. We have several. They come in, talk to the pt and family and develop a POC, organize services with the PCP etc. Maybe someone else can chime in with the proper term
    That would be the hospice admission nurse or case manager. It's a great job, but usually requires hospice bedside experience.

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  11. Visit  GrnTea profile page
    Cardiac rehab/cardiopulmonary rehab-- you get to wear sneakers and casual clothes to work and every time I went by that gym they were laughing. M-F, 9-5. Teaching, support, the odd BP measurement, and some proficiency in EKGs. Fun place.

    somenurse likes this.
  12. Visit  Luckyyou profile page
    Diabetes educator?
  13. Visit  WindyCDE profile page
    I do Diabetes Ed. and write health-related articles for various newsletters and such. I work from home in my PJ's and I choose my own hours. Oh, and I supplement my income with internet and telephone-based wellness coaching. They are all highly niched fields and a bit tricky to get into I admit, but after getting diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a few years back, these specialties have allowed me to continue to utilize my nursing expertise and earn a comfortable living where I wouldn't have been able to otherwise.

    So here's my story:

    I worked for a privately held medically supervised weight loss company and volunteered a few weekends here and there to represent the organization at health fairs and the like. I produced handouts and health booklets for our booth and also asked to be one of the featured topical speakers as well. I had stage fright for about 30 seconds, but once I got going, it really wasn't that bad. My boss took notice of my writing skills and asked me to produce more materials for a specialty program addressing health issues in the trucking industry and then more materials for staff education, and that's how I sort of "fell into" health writing from home. I also volunteered to research, write, and present the company's free monthly webinars, thereby adding another marketable skillset that I could use in a work-from-home environment.

    For diabetes ed., I tracked my qualified teaching hours with our diabetic clients and once I had accrued enough time (and took 30 CEU of diabetes-related continuing ed.), I applied for and passed the CDE exam.

    While I was doing all this telephone counseling, writing, and webinar producing, I decided to take an extensive course in health and wellness coaching on the side and once I passed the exams, I hung my 'virtual shingle' on the internet and began taking private-pay health clients after I left the weight-loss company. I also became certified as an adaptive fitness trainer so I could design activity-boosting fitness programs for those of us who will likely never be featured in a Nike (TM) commerical or billboard ad...

    My next goal is to become ANCC board-certified in ambulatory care and possibly start up my own diabetes ed. program where I can bill medicare and private insurance. Then I'll market myself to all the local PMD's who don't have the time or the qualified staff to handle their diabetes patients' education needs. Eventually, I will get a Master's in Public Health and Wellness Promotion and then contract out to government, corporate, and private entities as a diabetes program designer and consultant and considering the grim public health statistics we are already seeing, I will have plenty of job security in the years to come.

    Hope this helps give you another avenue to explore and I do hope you fnd a way to continue to do what you love without getting physically beat up by long hours, heavy patients, and concrete floors.

  14. Visit  somenurse profile page
    Such great posts above!!

    Not sure this idea would help, but, most clinics are only open Mon-Fri, with set hours, no beds in them. This is true of most clinics, like doctor offices, community health care centers, women's health care clinics, etc.

    But, some clinics do have beds in them, such as walk in care centers, and outpatient surgery centers.

    Also, IV team is kind of different type of nursing. Usually, you are not responsible/not involved for anything but the IV itself. You get to run all over the house, and see everything going on. There is much running about, on your feet all day, but, it is a different form of nursing. (can be stressful though, esp the central lines and time budgets)

    Special Procedures in radiology involves sedating the patient while the procedure is being done, nice work, imo, but, requires extensive experience.

    I've never done school nursing, and that'd involve having the right kind of experience and knowledge, but, that might become a goal for you, too.

    Pediatric home care, most definitely involves a bed, but *most* of the patients there, are very small. It is generally a low stress day.

    and i so agree with GreenTea, that cardiac rehab nursing was kinda cushy work. You mostly hook the patients to monitors, (almost always, these are outpatient people, who drove themselves there) and run strips and a few vitals while they walk on treadmills, etc. I tended to get a little bored there, just watching folks walking on treadmills and other equip, but, there are no beds in that room, and it might provide a more relaxing day for you.

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