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I am looking for suggestions for a more autonomous RN position. I absolutely love my patients but find that my whiny co-workers are draining the life out of me. I have no choice but to sit next to them in the nurses' station and listen to them constantly complain. I'm searching for a job where I can work alone with patients, but I wouldn't feel safe in someone's home.

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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school or public health?

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QI or utilization review? Healthcare is kind of a team effort so you may have to look outside direct patient care.

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poppycat has 40 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU.

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Private duty home care. You're the only nurse there for the whole shift.

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Very small Dr office? I can't think of anywhere else, outside of home health, that I've run into a single nurse involved in pt care.

School nursing. Some of them complain about being isolated.

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I know I'd enjoy home care/home infusion, but I'm afraid of being assaulted. School nurses are typically part time in my neck of the woods. Has anyone out there worked for an insurance company?

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Depends on the home infusion/home health company. I worked for a premium home infusion company where many of my patients were private pay so the vast majority of my visits were to homes measured in the 7-8 digits of value.

Vascular access is an independent specialty, you are consulted to see a patient, assess that patient, perform your intervention, and then move on.

SO works for an insurance company. Despite working from home it is not an independent form of work. All day long she is collaborating and communicating with her coworkers. Despite not seeing one another she likely communicates an order of magnitude more with other nurses in this job than at the hospital.

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Thanks for the info! I do enjoy collaboration. (All of the whining that occurs in my unit relates to non- patient issues).

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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You're probably more likely to be assaulted in the hospital than in home care. I've done both- assaulted multiple times in hospital, NEVER in a home.

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HelloWish has 3 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in IMCU, Oncology.

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Research nursing.

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There are some niche nursing jobs out there, but you have to look for them. I'm mostly thinking about the company reps that come to my workplace to demonstrate new products or give us quick OJT on how to use a new thing.

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NurseSpeedy has 18 years experience as a ADN, LPN, RN.

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You're probably more likely to be assaulted in the hospital than in home care. I've done both- assaulted multiple times in hospital, NEVER in a home.

That's what I thought too. Home health I had no issues. Hospitals I had a few try but a certain code brings plenty of people much larger than me to descalate the issue, fast. Now, LTC....I got whacked with a cane, cornered in between furniture, and when I managed to get free, was chased down the hallway by a resident experiencing really bad sundowners. She then tackled the poor old man who happened to be in the hallway. I was also stabbed in the arm with a spork at the same facility by another resident on that unit when I tried to calmly get her to stop trying to force feed the other woman at her table that wasn't hungry. Those were some interesting incident reports.

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