Disabled, Retired Inactive RN want to work from home - page 2

This is my first post. I have been disabled since '91. I kept my FL license even after we moved out of state @ hubby's retirement until this year when I turned 66. I am wanting to supplement our... Read More

  1. Visit  GardenerGirl profile page
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    I need some answers on this, too. Can anyone help us out here? I, like the previous poster, am curious about transcription vs. coding and billing. I do searches on the net but sometimes I just get more confused. I need to find a way to love what I do while keeping my bloodpressure under control; ya know what I mean?

    Thanks!
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  3. Visit  bettylafea profile page
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    Hi. I need help, too. I am interested in taking an online MT course, but don't know where. There are a lot of schools online. Can anyone tell me where the best school to take one and at the same time affordable,too. Thanks everybody.
  4. Visit  RN77 profile page
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    This thread is old, but I hope someone will read this and give me a suggestion or two. I've been a nurse for 33 years, however I've been inactive the past 3.5 years, due to grave illness and subsequent and numerous complications. I'm now closer to going back to work than I've ever been. I won't be able to do floor nursing, but wonder if anyone would hire me for QA, nurse recruitment, etc., since I can't do a lot of walking. Am I still marketable for something?? How do I explain the long absence without giving them the idea that I'm sickly and, therefore, a risk.? Any help will be appreciated. I really miss the patients, but maybe I can do something on the phone? Thanks, in advance.
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  5. Visit  mom23RN profile page
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    Sorry for the long delay girls.

    Yes, there are some reputable transcription courses out there. M-Tec or The Andrews School are both highly respected schools. Many employers will hire their graduates without the 2 years of experience many require.

    I have no formal training, just a great friend who wanted some help with her work. I've been doing it for about 4-1/2 years now and still enjoy it. The money is even better than the beginning and the flexibility of it is awesome. I'm able to go to the kid's school whenever I wish and catch up on my work later.

    One little tidbit, the most money is going to be made working directly for the doctor. The services are going to charge the office and pay you much less. Just food for thought.

    Good luck girls. Ask away if you have any more questions.
  6. Visit  sunrock profile page
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    Thanks , that is an idea, a nursing school ran by nurses, that would be awesome, hope this generates some mail from other elderly/retired, or looking forward to retire.
  7. Visit  dukemidwifeprof profile page
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    Hi, hope you have found something? If not, I have an idea for you. Send me your e-mail and I will be glad to share with you what I am doing to supplement my income and pay my tuition to grad school. It might be something you are interested in...it is not one of those scams....very legitimate that you could do from home, as long as you had the internet and a phone.

    hg
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  8. Visit  dukemidwifeprof profile page
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    Hi, you just say you took a "leave" and you stop at that. They cannot by law ask you alot of questions. Just make sure you do not get real wordy and say more than you want. It is no one's business. Lot's of people take leaves: have a baby, care for aging parents, build a house, travel, move with a partner or go to school. It is not that unusual, UNLESS you speak/act like you are hiding something. Practice/role play with a friend..make sure when you say that, you look them in the eye...looking away is a dead give-a-way. Good luck.
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  9. Visit  RN77 profile page
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    To Dukemidwifeprof: Thank you very much for that excellent suggestion about having taken a leave, and leaving it at that. Sorry I've been so long in getting back to you.....I've had a couple more rounds with complications.....I just can't get ahead of this mess I'm in. Your idea is wonderful and I will most-certainly use it. Thanks again! :^)
  10. Visit  DukeRNcRA profile page
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    Hello Dukemidwifeprof,

    I am interest in knowing what you are doing to supplement your income. I am a RN, with experience in CICU, CCU, Transplant, Sedation and presently radiology nursing. I have lupus <dx x1 year> and RA <bilateral hips, knees, right shoulder and wrist>. So my health is failing faster than I would like. I am no where close to being under control. MD has presently put me on restricted duty and limited my hours to 24 a week. <3-- 8 hours shifts> I also have an intermittent FLMA, for the next 11 months. I see the writing on the wall. So I am presently looking for a position that would be a desk job or at home position. I refuse to go on disability. I would love any advice you have to offer. There is also the chance that we work in the same location. Judging by your screen name. eprn
  11. Visit  RN77 profile page
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    Thank you all for your suggestions.
    Last edit by RN77 on Apr 4, '11 : Reason: Realized poster was talking to somebody else.
  12. Visit  RN77 profile page
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    Dear Dukemidwifeprof,
    I, too, am interested in what you do to supplement your income, but I don't know how to send you my email, as you stated in one of your posts.


    Does anyone know how difficult it is to get a job teaching online?
  13. Visit  DukeRNcRA profile page
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    Quote from DukeRNcRA
    Hello Dukemidwifeprof,

    I am interest in knowing what you are doing to supplement your income. I am a RN, with experience in CICU, CCU, Transplant, Sedation and presently radiology nursing. I have lupus <dx x1 year> and RA <bilateral hips, knees, right shoulder and wrist>. So my health is failing faster than I would like. I am no where close to being under control. MD has presently put me on restricted duty and limited my hours to 24 a week. <3-- 8 hours shifts> I also have an intermittent FLMA, for the next 11 months. I see the writing on the wall. So I am presently looking for a position that would be a desk job or at home position. I refuse to go on disability. I would love any advice you have to offer. There is also the chance that we work in the same location. Judging by your screen name. eprn
    Quote from dukemidwifeprof
    Hi, hope you have found something? If not, I have an idea for you. Send me your e-mail and I will be glad to share with you what I am doing to supplement my income and pay my tuition to grad school. It might be something you are interested in...it is not one of those scams....very legitimate that you could do from home, as long as you had the internet and a phone.

    hg
    I am still looking.... Have an interview on Thursday in Research...... Always open for ideas.
    Thanks,
    Elaine
    ebprn_2002@yahoo.com


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