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- Aug 15, '12 by AshkeQuote from Fiona59That is interesting. What does school nursing entail?Out West, Public Health is very competitive. The only easy area is the School Health Programme and that's leaning more towards LPNs. Can't really face immunization day at multiple schools or I'd be all over it.
What is wrong with immunizations?
- Aug 15, '12 by Fiona59Quote from AshkeYou visit a set number of schools in your catch area. Provide all the basic hygiene lectures and do all the immunizations.That is interesting. What does school nursing entail?
What is wrong with immunizations?
Ever given an injection to a 5yo that is less than happy to see you? Dealt with jr. high kids that tell you which muscle they want the injection in because they had an anatomy class in biology?? Good times.
- Aug 16, '12 by joanna73CCAC (Community Care Access Centres) are always hiring across the GTA, but they require 1-2 years nursing experience. So hospital nursing, ltc, psych....some related nursing experience. You need to be able to work with minimal supervision and have good assessment skills for these positions.
- Aug 16, '12 by Daisy_08I don't think you'll have problem getting into community nursing here in on. They always seem to be hiring. However these jobs are more hands on then public health, but you can get experience as you work toward public health.
I would also sudgest looking into working at the univesities. There would be lots of teaching and prevention involved.
- Aug 16, '12 by AshkeI had not thought of working in he universities. Thanks for the suggestion; I will look into it.
This is all really great information guys. I really appreciate the responses. It sounds like if I can start developing relevant experience and demonstrate above par assessment skills, I should be able to get to where I want to go.
- Aug 27, '12 by KellyTelQuote from AshkeI had worked in community clinic before as student nurse and gained some experience. What you've stated is exactly what I like doing. I see myself as a public health nurse in future. Although the pay is much lower than the floor nurses, I believe the job satisfaction is much higher for person like me. Just two months ago, I received a certificate from University of North Carolina Chaper Hill on public health introductory course. I want to do my MPH some time after gaining experience in public health.Hi again,
Well, I seem to be happiest when I am playing the role of a consultant to patients -- that is, educating and advising them on their health and teaching them how to make positive lifestyle choices. I also like the art of designing, administering, managing, and evaluating a plan of management (i.e treatment plan). I could see myself working in an STD clinic, community health centre, or doing in-home consults. I do not see myself doing well in a hospital environment and so I hope to avoid it beyond what is absolutely necessary.
- Aug 27, '12 by AshkeThanks for replying KellyTel! That is great that you are working in the field already. I was hoping to volunteer to start, but the opportunity I was hoping to obtain eluded me. I also considered an MPH degree after nursing, but I will wait to see if such a move makes sense once I have started working. Thanks again!