OK yall, my long vacation is coming to a fast halt. As several of you know, I resigned my most recent job (of 7 years) in March. The only regret I've had, is that I didn't do it sooner.
Within the first week of unemployment I had 3 interviews. All 3 ended up making offers. I had tentatively decided on one, until the 3rd called a few weeks later and made an offer I couldn't refuse.
So - on Monday I will begin my new position as Health Care Finder for Humana Military Healthcare Services. The hours are fantastic - Mon - Fri 0730-1630. I will be working at the hospital on the same base where my husband is stationed. I'm very excited!!!
In June, I'll be going to Hampstead, Virginia for 3 weeks of additional training. Went out shopping for some new clothes today, had a haircut yesterday - you know, gotta look sharp.
Having worked primarily in psych for 12 years, this is going to be a pretty big change for me I believe, and although I have always and likely will always consider myself to be a psych nurse at heart, I'm looking forward to new challenges and experiences. I won't be dealing with any psych at all, I understand all those referrals go through an office in another state. I recently purchased the book I'd seen mentioned here - "Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Easy" to give myself a crash refresher course. I won't be doing any hands-on bedside nursing, but want to be as prepared as possible. I do feel that a LOT of the case management, triage, and crisis skills I developed during the last several years will be to my benefit in this new world.
If anyone has any suggestions, words of wisdom, etc. to offer - I'M ALL EARS!!! Thanks in advance.
May 18, '02
You will do just wonderful! It sounds like a great opportunity for you. Good luck and have a blast!
Last edit by boobaby42 on May 18, '02