This is my first time posting on this board. I actually stumbled upon this board about a month ago, but have not actually posted anything before. So hopefully I am posting this message in the right place
The reason for my post is that I wanted to get the opinion of other fellow nurses on what job would provide me the best career path. I have the opportunity to become a diabetes educator or to be trained as a resident assessment RN (MDS coordinator) for 39 bed SNF. Both jobs interest me. I would really appreciate any suggestions, the pros/cons, etc. I want a job that I truly enjoy and feel that I am making a difference in someone's life. When I interviewed for the MDS position the DON said that it was a job that I would either love or hate.
Jan 14, '03
Thanks to everyone who responded to my post. I myself think I would most likely be happy with the diabetes educator position, but I am kind of nervous about teaching classes since I never liked public speaking in school. But I figured once I teach a couple of classes and become more knowlegable about diabetes I won't have any problems. I guess I will just have to deal with the awful butterflies in my stomach feeling for a while. Also I would only being teaching classes about twice a month, the rest of the time would be more of one on one teaching/counseling - so it shouldn't be too bad. I went for my second interview for the diabetes educator position last week and I am suppose to hear back from them this week. They have even called up my references so I hope they will offer me a job there. Wish me luck.
Last edit by Purple_RN on Jan 14, '03