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- Jan 31, '10 by GM2RNQuote from srahamimIn my case, after leaving the hospital (I tried ER for 15 months) I took positions that were specifically for RNs but very non-traditional such as chart reviewing with MedAssurant (look for another thread) and now working at a blood center. Since I also have about 20 years in applications development as a project manager and data and process analyst, I am working on a software application implementation at the blood center to automate the collection process. MedAssurrant is part time, no benefits, the blood center is full time with benefits... good luck!
I would love to get away from direct patient care but have found that those types of jobs start at less than I can make now. I have three years experience as an RN with a BSN and an associates in computer networking. I would need at least $70K/year to make it financially worth it. Do you think that is doable?
- Feb 3, '10 by srahamimQuote from GM2RNI would love to get away from direct patient care but have found that those types of jobs start at less than I can make now. I have three years experience as an RN with a BSN and an associates in computer networking. I would need at least $70K/year to make it financially worth it. Do you think that is doable?
Sorry for not replying earlier - look into Informatics, working as a clinical consultant to IS projects at your current hospital would be a good starting place...
As regards salary - I am currently making (in California, in blood banking) about $15+/hr less than I would be making had I stayed at the bedside, if that helps. Also I am working 8hr shifts, 5 days a week and that includes some weekends.
Good Luck! Let me know if you come up with some interesting alternatives. There's always the possibility of Legal Nurse Consultant if you have the experiance - I see that advertised frequently.
- Apr 30, '12 by LoriciscoHi NuBee2,
I am so sorry to hear about your experience, but glad to hear that I am not the only one...hope that makes sense. Right now I am at a skilled nursing facility with 16+ patients and tons of paperwork. Rather than 12.5 hour days, my days are 14.5 + hours because I have to play catch up.
I am new here and do not know how to message anyone. Would it be okay for me to ask you some questions? If possible, I can give you my email address.
Thank you so much and I hope things have turned around for you.
- Apr 30, '12 by LoriciscoHi jjjoy,
I am so glad to have come across your posting.
Right now I am a new grad and working at a skilled nursing facility with 16+ patients. Everyday is an uphill battle and I feel I am drowning.
I stay late every night, now making my days 14.5+ hours a day, thus I do not see my family much at all when I am working. But it is good money and we need the money.
Do you know of other options in nursing that are not floor / clinical nursing positions? I would love to hear your story in more detail.
I am new here and do not know how to message. Would it be possible to email you sometime? I could give you my email address if that is okay.
I just do not know where or who to turn to. My orientation is piecemeal and we have no training manual, which makes the paper charting very difficult and time consuming.
Thank you so much,