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Dear nurses, I need some advice!

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by PCU_RN9 PCU_RN9 (New Member) New Member

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Ok, I am a fairly new grad. I work in a progressive care unit and I hate it. I think I've realized that bedside nursing is not for me. I still love helping people and want to increase my medical knowledge. I always got very good grades in nursing school and excelled at this writing/ theory side of nursing school. It was always my favorite part. I was wondering what kind of nursing job would be good for me? I heard about reseach nursing which sounds really interesting, I also heard that nurses work for insurance companies and deal with careplans etc. Is there anything else that you know about, or a job you have that sounds like it would fit me. I'm not the most outgoing person so I would not want to be a theory instructor. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Bella'sMyBaby works as a MDS Coordinator.

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MDS Coordinator (I am one) or Staff Development Coordinator in Long Term Care. No bedside nursing involved & that's the way I like it! ;)

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Medic2RN has 10 years experience and works as a ED RN, Fixed wing critical care air ambulance.

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MDS Coordinator (I am one) or Staff Development Coordinator in Long Term Care. No bedside nursing involved & that's the way I like it! ;)

Wouldn't you need some bedside experience for these positions?

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Another thing to explore is being a nurse in a clinic. We all have certain areas we love and you have to keep looking until you find what's right for you!

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PCU_RN9 works as a RN.

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What all do MDS coordinators do?

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azilliRN works as a Registered Nurse.

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I work in a clinic, Family Practice to be exact. Being a new grad as well, I find that I like working in a clinic. There are all kinds of experiences to learn from. Alas, I was not able to find a job in the hospital and I don't have any bedside experience, but I do have experience in starting IV's, phone triage, wound care, transporting patients to the hospital and doing my nurse visits along with working for 10 doctors. One can learn a lot working in a clinic.

On a side note, I am looking into doing research but I think you need to have at least a year or two under your belt before you can go into that aspect of nursing. I will have been a nurse a year in January.

Good luck to you and I hope you find something you like to. That is one good thing about nursing, there are all kinds of opportunities out there!

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Redhead28 has 14 years experience and works as a Neuro/Surgical.

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Different strokes for different folks. Not every nurse has to work in a hospital. How about public health? Research? Case Management? Clinic? School?

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