Dear Fellow Nurses,
I graduated nursing school in 2011 with a baby newly on the way and very morning sick. I stayed at home after the birth until my baby was 9 months old. In late December 2013 I started work as a med surg floor nurse at a small hospital, a branch of a large system. I found I was more interested in how to make the work flow of the unit more efficient than in the nursing work itself. In early may I found out I was pregnant again. I quit because of severe morning sickness. My baby is now 6 months old and I want to explore options other than clinical nursing. However, I wonder what my options are without having more clinical experience. I am willing undergo more education if necessary. My strengths include strong writing skills, good analytic skills (long term planning, forecasting, calculating) I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs known as "Strategist." Thanks for your input!
Jul 7, '14
Educational preparation? Will make a difference.
Jul 10, '14
I think you may need more experience actually experiencing the inefficiencies in order to implement lasting change
Jul 10, '14
I think more experience may be useful plus if you get into a large system, you would be more competitive as an internal hire for some of those positions that pop up. A lot of those positions don't even make it to the outside in my old system.
Jul 18, '14
Get at least 1 year med-surg and then apply for prn.
Jul 20, '14
You definitely need more experience on the floor to be taken seriously for any kind of management or supervisory role, which is what you described liking.
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