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- by greenr06 Jan 19, '07I was wondering what you guys thought was the easiest job position for RN's? Is metal health jobs going to be easier then hospital jobs. So fourth.
- Jan 19, '07 by traumaRUsI guess I'm going to have to ask what do you mean by easy? Less physically demanding? Less patients? Less dealing with physicians and/or families? Can you clarify a bit?
- Jan 19, '07 by greenr06Less psychically demanding and less patients.
- Jan 19, '07 by traumaRUsI think you will find that almost all nursing jobs are somewhat demanding. However, I would think telephone triage, case management, some management jobs might be less physically demanding.
- Jan 23, '07 by jjjoyKeep in mind that the aforementioned jobs (phone triage, case management, nursing management) generally require prior clinical work experience.
While it's not mandatory that one "pay one's dues" for an "easy" nursing job, remember that there will be more competition and less demand for certain types of jobs.
You might be interested in home health where you see only one patient at a time, though you will see several patients each day. Still, candidates with inpatient experience are often preferred.
Some kinds of psych nursing aren't as physically demanding as others. If you're interested in this, see if there are any local facilities with this type of service and see if you can find out what the demand is for nurses (versus the current demand in many area for acute and LTC nursing jobs).
Public health nursing shouldn't be as physically demanding as they generally work in preventative care and community health services. Check with your local government services for the requirements and demands of nursing positions in that area.
- Jan 23, '07 by lupinOffice nursing or occupational health seems like it would be a little less physically demanding, but with office nursing you see all kinds of patients in a work day. Occupational health you may not see anyone for days. Sounds kind of boring. Plus most of these jobs prefer you have some clinical hands-on experience and possibly even a MSN or specializing before hiring you.
- Jan 23, '07 by MALE*RN*777I work a continuing care psych unit and believe me it keeps you hopping. You may not have the near death patients but I have all sorts of patients that keep you on your toes. And besides the direct care of the patients you have those under you that your supervising and making sure things get done. You may not have someone code blue on you but the code green 300 pd. guy who wants to kill you can mentally drain you as to wandering what his next move is and what yours should be for safety of yourself and others.
- Jan 24, '07 by nj1grlcrusAs a nursing student, I don't have any first hand knowledge of the real workings of a particular work situation, but I would think that if you are working an "easier" floor/office/whatever, there would be an increase in another area, more patients, more paperwork, whatever. You don't think its going to be easy, do ya?
- Jan 24, '07 by greenr06I know none of it is going to be easy. But there are going to be some that are a little easy than others. Like ICU would probably be harder than working at a wound clinic.
- Jan 24, '07 by jjjoyStill, it would probably be easier in terms of getting the required experience and getting hired to an ICU job than to get a job in a wound clinic.