Hello fellow life-savers.
First of all, just a word of encouragement to all my fellow nurses: YOU ROCK!!!
('cause I know I can use some sometimes!)
To get to why I'm really here: I've been working as an RN on a busy Med/Surg floor for a little over three years now, and I'm ready for a change. I want a change because I came into nursing because I like spending time with a patient, listening to his/her questions/concerns about health, and then educating them to the best of the abilities and resources I have, and yes, to be there for them as best I can in their time of health-related stress. Nowadays at work, I find that I'm not able to do that. I'm just tired of being asked to do more and more and more. I had a chance to travel outside the country and be involved in a free medical clinic this year- I loved it! And it brought me back to my true love in nursing: community/public health.
I want to go away from a hospital setting and hopefully work in a clinic/public health setting (I LOVE patient education!!). Does anyone know of any such job openings in Oklahoma? If so, please post on here!