1. Now, I am going to ask another question to all you guys, and thanks to the ones that replied back to me!!
    Could anyone that reads this reply and tell me what your nursing roles are in the department you are in? That would be a great help in deciding what area of the hospital I would like to aim for!!
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    Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 4


  3. by   stressedlpn
    I float the house so I kinda work everywhere I love it because it looks good on a resume'
  4. by   cbs3143
    Hi Brandon,

    I worked 17 plus years in the ER. I developed some physical disabilities as well as burnout, and have been working in QI for the past 3-1/2 years. My brother is in the float pool at the same hospital and really enjoys it. He worked ICU for several years before that, and needed a change of pace as well.

    Good luck in whichever area you choose.

  5. by   Gypsie nurse
    I am a resource pool RN and really enjoy it. I can provide trully meaningful care to a wide variety of patients from pediatrics to geriatrics. I rarely have to deal with any politics of the individual units. And if I have a bad day with a particular patient or nurse, hey, I probably won't have to deal with them again. At least for awhile. The draw back to resource pool is that you don't get much continuity of care and unless you get out of your shell, you won't make many good friendships at work. Also there is the fact that you have to learn the differences of each unit you work on. All in all I'm glad to float around. One of my patients gave me the handle of 'Gypsie nurse' because I don't stick around long.
  6. by   kimmicoobug
    What does "QI" stand for?
  7. by   cbs3143
    Sorry Kimmicoobug,

    QI stands for quality improvement. Sometimes referred to as quality assurance or performance improvement.