Portraits of an Evolving Profession: Eight Types Of Nurses You Didn't Know About - page 2

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    Quote from ebinbrooklyn
    The comment section on that article is brutal--good grief! The things people will say when they're hidden behind a screen
    My favourite so far: " Why do nurses have so many letters after their names and what do they all mean?"

    No he didn't! *LOL*
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    . Transgender Outreach and Education Nurse

    At least here in NYC the LGBT specialty is expanding beyond just select City run programs and Callen Lorde Community Health Center.

    Beth Israel has a LGBT clinic in the Village which also offers extensive services for transgender persons. IIRC St. Luke's-Roosevelt has started one as well.

    While normally white gay males and or those with funds don't have a hard time finding medical care, transgender persons especially those of colour often are ignored. The few doctors that did treat them are either dying off or retiring from active practice.
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    I used to work with someone whose daughter was a NASCAR nurse at Bristol. She said it wasn't too bad unless there was a wreck--then things would get interesting.

    I'm surprised they've never heard of flight nurses either.

    I'll settle for being the Disneyland nurse when I grow up.
    I would've also included nurses who work in the publishing industry, but not as authors.

    For Meriwhen, there's also Cruise Nursing - as long as it's not that company that's been having its vacation cruise liners getting stuck somewhere!

    I did think that bit about Prison Hospice Nursing was interesting. A smaller subset pt population within a bigger population - never thought about them.
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    A friend took a job as the nurse on the "nurse call line" for an insurance company. She has standard advice she is supposed to give to people who call. It's all on a template and all the advice she gives is approved by her medical director. The advice is basic, or she advises them to go the urgent care or ER. She can also make appointment for people right from her computer. Best of all she does it from home. No commute, no getting dressed up. She had a baby and only took a couple day materity leave. Last time I was over there she was alternating between planting her garden, breast feeding her baby and talking to people via her headset. By now she knows all the approved advice by heart and only needs to log into the computer to make people appointments. This allows her to be anywhere in her house (or yard) doing pretty much anything. She loves it. It's like being a stay at home mom with a good pay check and benifits.
    Last time I talked to her she said they were setting her up with a company cell phone and tablet that would literly allow her to do her job anyplace she could get a cell signal. She is super excited and I am jelous
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    A friend took a job as the nurse on the "nurse call line" for an insurance company. She has standard advice she is supposed to give to people who call. It's all on a template and all the advice she gives is approved by her medical director. The advice is basic, or she advises them to go the urgent care or ER. She can also make appointment for people right from her computer. Best of all she does it from home. No commute, no getting dressed up. She had a baby and only took a couple day materity leave. Last time I was over there she was alternating between planting her garden, breast feeding her baby and talking to people via her headset. By now she knows all the approved advice by heart and only needs to log into the computer to make people appointments. This allows her to be anywhere in her house (or yard) doing pretty much anything. She loves it. It's like being a stay at home mom with a good pay check and benifits.
    Last time I talked to her she said they were setting her up with a company cell phone and tablet that would literly allow her to do her job anyplace she could get a cell signal. She is super excited and I am jelous
    Cannot remember when exactly, but maybe around the late to mid-1990's or so those sort of insurance gigs opened up for nurses. Am here to tell you once word got out it seemed everyone and their mother was leaving the hospital for such a job, if they could get one.

    Reasons are obvious and just what you stated. Good pay, flexible working hours, ability to work from home, etc....

    *Think* there may be another level up from this that involves approving or denying, or that may be part of the same position.

    Either way tis a schweet gig if you want out of bedside care.
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    Quote from amoLucia
    For Meriwhen, there's also Cruise Nursing - as long as it's not that company that's been having its vacation cruise liners getting stuck somewhere!
    No thank you...seen too many cruise ship horror stories in the news. I prefer to be handing out Band-Aids on terra firma

    (yes, I know Disney nurses do more than that...)
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    No thank you...seen too many cruise ship horror stories in the news. I prefer to be handing out Band-Aids on terra firma

    (yes, I know Disney nurses do more than that...)
    I guess I watched too many old Love Boat reruns! I'll bet amusement park nursing settings must be interesting.
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    I used to work with someone whose daughter was a NASCAR nurse at Bristol. She said it wasn't too bad unless there was a wreck--then things would get interesting.

    NOW THERE IS MY DREAM JOB!!!!
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    The commenters are nasty pieces of work... wish I hadn't read the comments!
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    Quote from Nascar nurse
    NOW THERE IS MY DREAM JOB!!!!
    If you live in/near a track, why not apply? My coworker's daughter happened to live in Bristol so that's how she got into it.


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