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by Patty0102 Patty0102 (New) New

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I’m currently working PRN at a skilled nursing facility during NOC shift. The ratio isn’t bad (1:16) and I’m working in the short-term unit. I would love to work in pediatrics med-surg, adult med-surg, or urgent care. I enjoyed pediatrics during my clinical rotation and am wondering if working as a school nurse would look good when applying for pediatric positions? I would continue working PRN at the SNF with geriatric patients. I’ve been working since August 2019, so I’m brand new still and I’m in school obtaining my Bachelor’s degree. 

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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It certainly would be more pertinent than SNF.

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Meagan is a BSN, RN and specializes in CHF.

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Does your hospital do a graduate-nurse residency? The fact that you are a new grad could be used to your advantage and you could start working on the unit you really want to without having to build up the experience first. 

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On 11/8/2019 at 4:30 AM, Nurse SMS said:

It certainly would be more pertinent than SNF.

The only issue is that it's only working with 1 relatively healthy patient at a time. 

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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On 11/6/2019 at 4:00 PM, Patty0102 said:

I enjoyed pediatrics during my clinical rotation and am wondering if working as a school nurse would look good when applying for pediatric positions?

Is it possible to get a school nurse position as a new grad? And if it is, is it wise? School nurses are working with slim resources- their back up in an emergency is EMS. They need to have solid assessment skills as well, which typically a new grad has yet to develop.

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