Looking for help finding PHN Job any suggestions?

  1. 0 Hi Everyone,

    I love nursing. What I like most about it, is the ability to be an advocate for those who don't have anyone, or few people who care. I also enjoy patient eduation. Currently, I'm working as a Correctional Nurse which offers a load of challenges. Wanted to expand my horizons and try my hand at Public Nursing, but don't know where to start. Can anyone give me some suggestions. I live in south jersey. All the good I've heard about public/community nursing sounds great! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Take care.
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  3. Visit  determined2doit profile page

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    Joined Feb '08; Posts: 34; Likes: 27.

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  4. Visit  CHESCCRP profile page
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    Have you checked the job board of your county's health department? The public health association of your state? I know that my county often advertises for public health nurses, and you don't always have to have experience in the field. They do require a BSN, though - not sure of your degree.

    Good luck!
  5. Visit  AHHELP profile page
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    Hello, my name is ashley. I am a rn from BC. I am dying to be a public health nurse, but unfortunately there are no spot for me as a new grad. I would love to hear about the opportunities in your country, if you don't mind me asking, where would that be, how can I get more info around, thanks!!
  6. Visit  DEgalRN profile page
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    OP, check out your state's employment website. That's how I landed mine. No experience in PHN required, but it did require a BSN.
  7. Visit  AHHELP profile page
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    That's really lucky for you. British Columbia doesn't have that, especially with Fraser health or Vancouver costal. It always needs at least of 6 months recent experience, sigh.... So is OP ? Stands for Ontario province?
  8. Visit  AHHELP profile page
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    Thanks a lot for your reply btw,
  9. Visit  determined2doit profile page
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    Hi Chesscrp & Degalrn,

    Thanks for your suggestions! Btw, I have a BSN. I will look into your suggestions and keep you posted.
  10. Visit  exnavygirl-RN profile page
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    Quote from determined2doit
    Hi Everyone,

    I love nursing. What I like most about it, is the ability to be an advocate for those who don't have anyone, or few people who care. I also enjoy patient eduation. Currently, I'm working as a Correctional Nurse which offers a load of challenges. Wanted to expand my horizons and try my hand at Public Nursing, but don't know where to start. Can anyone give me some suggestions. I live in south jersey. All the good I've heard about public/community nursing sounds great! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Take care.
  11. Visit  determined2doit profile page
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    Hey Gang. Just want to give a quick thanks for all your prayers, kind thoughts, and support. I had an interview today at a Neighborhood Health Center. It looks very good. Wish me luck!
  12. Visit  DEgalRN profile page
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    Awesome! Keep us updated!
  13. Visit  determined2doit profile page
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    Update: I got the job! However, I'm not going to be able to accept it. The compensation package is so low I would have to move to a rooming house to do it! The annual salary offered was $55,800 that would be HUGE paycut! No can do. Oh well, I'll keep looking!
  14. Visit  MandaRN94 profile page
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    Unfortunately public health nursing tends to pay much less than hospital nursing. I work in public health and nurses who work in public health love the job -it's definitely not for the high wages.
  15. Visit  determined2doit profile page
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    Update#2: I have just submitted an additonal app for a PH position which is closer to where I live. The good thing about this is that, someone that I currently work with knows the DON and can put in a good word for me. Now if this one offers me a position, although the pay may be less than what I'm used to, I'm going to take it, because, it's closer to home. Pray for me!


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