Day in the life of a PHN??? Please respond. - page 2

by wonderbee 16,398 Views | 26 Comments

I'm through with the stress of acute care inpatient nursing. I've been told by my doctor it's time to take care of myself. I've got arthritic knees that can't handle 12 hours on my feet, no lunch and constant multitasking. Time... Read More


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    Congrats on your new job! I think you will find Public Health so rewarding! I personally feel that this area of nursing fully explores your abilities as a nurse. Good Luck in your new position :smiley_aa.
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    good job!!!!!!!!!! i'm a new grad and i got my PHN license.. i'm hoping to find something in this bad economy.. hows your new job treating you? i bet its a lot less stress than the hospital!
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    I'll let you know when I've got some time in. I won't be out in the field until after the new year. So far it looks really good. I've had some great exposure to outreach in the very short time I've been there thanks to a boss with a passion for people. Very different from acute care and the routine of hospitals.

    Congrats on your graduation and licensure. Hang in there if you can. It took me months to land this position.
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    Wonderbee,
    Congrats to you!!! I just accepted a job in a PHC in pediatrics. Complete dream job for me. I start at the end of the month.

    Hope your start is great!!
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    Please come back and update us. I am almost graduating from an MA program and will obtain a job as an MA. Im am a junior at university level and was thinking about public health and nursing. What is a public health nurse license? I want to get my ADN in nursing and maybe move on to a bsn or msn later down the line. Thanks!
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    My position is newly funded. Many aspects of the job are being created as we go along since I'm the only nurse in my public health program. Right now in the process of setting up clinics and working out schedules. To be continued...
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    Hey again. Ypu say your the only nurse in your program. What other professionals are you working alongside?
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    Good luck Wonderbee!!
    Is your position funded because it's a very rural area?
    Will you eventually have another RN, LPN or a CNA to help you?
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    Quote from mizfradd
    Good luck Wonderbee!!
    Is your position funded because it's a very rural area?
    Will you eventually have another RN, LPN or a CNA to help you?
    Thanks for the well wishes. No, I will be the only nurse for this program. Without giving any identifying information, it's really kind of hard to address the question. Let's just say it's a medium sized metropolitan area. Being the only nurse has its advantages and disadvantages. Mostly advantages. The disadvantages are misconceptions of what my nurse role is and what an RN can and cannot do as perceived by my fellow non-nurse employees.
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    I am intereted in Public Health Nursing as well. I am currently pursuing my BSN, but I am not sure on how to find a job in public health considering that all are occupied at this time in my state. If someone could give me some pointers on how you acquired your positions and what is required, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance and congratulations to all of you that have already been hired.


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