i just found this thread for rural nursing and you cannot imagine how happy i am!!!
i currently live in a large city with way too many
tourists coming to visit from all over the world. my old classmates and coworkers (nurses) cannot understand my interest in rural nursing. it is really hard to explain to someone that has only worked at large facilities that i feel my calling is in a smaller facility, where the focus is on the patient/patient care rather than
"...who (staff) is doing what to who (other staff), who (staff) just received "more" nursing creditials to place after their name (but has the worst bedside manner!!)...
etc..." this is, all too often, what i have seen at the larger facilities in the larger cities.
i am interested in the smaller cities/counties and would like to do rural nursing.
i am currently in the process of submitting applications for the government --indian health services and v.a. facilities-- but would also like to find out more about facilities outside of the federal government system. i have reviewed many of the threads within this rural nursing category but find that many posts do not identify their facility name or where you are working. it makes it hard to determine how to appropriately make contact with human resources or search online facility websites without the facility name.
with rural nursing, i like the idea of being at a facility where everyone must work as a team (it's not an option!)
and having the ability to learn about all
medical areas, med/surg, er, l&d, primary care and emergency care... at any given time. i would prefer
to be the "multi-functional" nurse rather than be the nurse that has experience in only one speciality area (...and can't work any where else if census is low and is being pulled to another unit for a night/shift...).
as someone in another post stated, as a rural nurse, "...you are a jack of all trades and a master of none..." i like that description!
rather than specialize, i would prefer to be the "jack of all trades" in the nursing environment.
i am back on the east coast right now; but i am willing to relocate any where
in the u.s. if at all possible, could you please provide me the name of the rural facility (hospital or ltc) you work at that may be interested in hiring nurses/new grads rn with less than 1-year of experience??!!??
also, if you can, please let me know what city/state your facility is in. if you are aware of what the new grad/new hire orientation process consists of, please let me know. having the facility name, i can easily search online for contact phone numbers and facility websites later.
any information you can provide regarding rural nursing facilities and possible new nurse/new grad job openings, will be greatly appreciated.
thanks, in advance , for your assistance.