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acute care to public health nursing

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by asdf121212 asdf121212 (New) New

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Hey guys!

I am an RN on medicine unit- I graduated in April, so I am still very new :) I never really enjoyed bedside nursing as a student and still don't like it very much :/ I was planning on going into public health right after graduation because I loved my preceptorship experience there but I was disappointed to hear that casuals barely get any shifts... ( I am so lost...

Can anyone help me, please!

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Focus on where you are in your career, your goal should be to improve skills as a bedside nurse over the next two years. While working on the medicine unit, look into the public health volunteer positions (they are not nursing positions, usually some type of clerical or greeter position but it will help your resume stand out if you have volunteer community experience). Take courses, review best practice guidelines, attend workshops on public health topics such as; needle exchange program, tobacco free, shelters, hoarding etc.

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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Are you full or part time?

If part time, apply for the flu season vaccination clinics, they fall under public health. Casual hours are a good way to find outvifvyoublikecthe environment.

If full time, in flu season volunteer when the call goes out to participate in vaccinating staff and patients.

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