I'm curious about anyone who has had experience being an advice nurse. I'm burned out on the floors. I love patient care, but running my a$$ off, writing BOOKs of documentation, missing meals & staying over is taking its toll. I feel like I need to make a change & stat.I literally dread going to work. If any of you have done advice nurse stints, please let me know what you felt were pros/cons. I have about 4 yrs med/tele experience, and past 8 months as charge nurse. I am planning to return to school in the spring, and am thinking about getting off the floors even before then. A pay cut would be ok, if the stress isn't as bad. I know I will miss patient care, but I can't take it any more. Any other suggestions? Thanks!
Jul 2, '02
Thanks for your comments - Morghan & Smiling blue eyes! (Morghan- I'm glad you found a job you love!) There is a large hospital nearby that has openings for advice RNs who take calls from pts and does telephone triage w/ use of computer prompts/program.I have tried different floors at the hospital, and all are over stressed. I actually LOVE my floor & coworkers are great (docs mostly great, too), but the workload is so unrealistic! I have had it with the floors and working to the bone. I am dead on my feet every day & just 31 yrs young. I have a BS in Nursing & am seriously considering getting my teaching credential ( 1 yr) & if I like that, maybe on to the MS degree. I am thinking of "advice nurse" jobs in the interim, as I need to pay my bills.
Last edit by Genista on Jul 2, '02