Quote from ctay97
Hey guys! Just wondering if you could list some types of non-clinical jobs (ie. school nurse) that a new grad could get without previous experience. It seems like everything I'm interested in takes prior clinical experience. Any advice?
I wouldn't consider school nursing non-clinical it still requires clinical skills and patient care just maybe not as much as working on a floor. Examples of non-clinical positions would be case management possibly workers comp,managed care, working for an insurance company, foster care case management, utilization review, EMR trainer, pharmaceutical sales/rep, DME sales or DME product training. I wouldn't say these are positions for new grads or experienced nurses per se. Of course having more experience in an area is always an asset but you just have to apply and hope you get lucky. If there is a certain area you like to specialize in try and see if there are any certifications you can get without having nursing experience. For example an MDS coordinator is usually a non-clinical job but you can obtain your MDS cert. w/o exp. I work as a nurse auditor currently, I did n't have years of clinical experience. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. If you want a non-clinical position you just have to be able to think out the box and research all the different areas where a nurse might be needed that people don't usually think of. Some other ideas that requires less clinical nursing is research nursing,home care case management, outpatient psych nursing, substance abuse/CD facilities, Dev. Disabled group homes, the list can go on on. Hope that helps....