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

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  1. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
    #13 6
    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
  2. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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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.
  3. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
    #15 2
    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...)
  4. Visit  amoLucia profile page
    #16 1
    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.
  5. Visit  Nascar nurse profile page
    #17 1
    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!!!!
  6. Visit  calivianya profile page
    #18 2
    The commenters are nasty pieces of work... wish I hadn't read the comments!
  7. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
    #19 0
    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.
  8. Visit  Altra profile page
    #20 0
    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    Notice the "Global Policy Nurse" is the only one in a skirt, heels and pearls? Not to mention surrounded by her very plush living room in what is probably a lovely home. Oh and petting her dog with those nicely manicured hands.

    Am not hating, just sayin! *LOL*
    Two other nurses (numbers 2 & 5) are also in business attire, although they are only pictured in a profile shot. Honestly, if I were going to get my picture taken for something job-related, I'm not sure if I would choose scrubs or business attire.
  9. Visit  LemonIndiscretion profile page
    #21 0
    Very Cool!
  10. Visit  opdahlamber profile page
    #22 0
    Wish I hadn't read the comments. I'm horrified people think of nurses this way. I'm not mean to my patients. I respect my co workers, doctors and aides. I did my clinicals in Mental Health and I was heart-broken over some of those people. Hence, I know I cannot work in mental health, I would go home every night and cry. And honestly, I am one who will put all the letters after my name because, you know what? I worked my behind off to get those letters and I deserve them. I cannot believe the mean spiritedness of some of those people. Most nurses I know are kind, caring, compassionate people. I believe most people period are kind, good people. Otherwise, what are we doing in this profession? Why help people if you believe them to be undeserving? Am I the only one who who thinks this?
  11. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    #23 0
    Yes, it is just silly to put MSN and BSN after RN every time you sign your name. Just put the MSN if you have to put something.

    Doctors accumulate degrees on their way to being doctors. But all they put after their names is MD or DO from what Ive seen. They have batchelors and masters, too.
  12. Visit  amoLucia profile page
    #24 0
    MD, PhD is very common.
  13. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
    #25 1
    Quote from Altra
    Two other nurses (numbers 2 & 5) are also in business attire, although they are only pictured in a profile shot. Honestly, if I were going to get my picture taken for something job-related, I'm not sure if I would choose scrubs or business attire.
    Please choose business attire if that is what you normally wear for work. These days everyone and their mother is running around in scrubs. *LOL*

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