Sedentary Nursing Jobs - page 2

After working 12 hour shifts in ER's and Level 1 Trauma Centers for over 20 years, my back is shot. With all my experience and certifications I've gone from being assured a job anywhere to wanted... Read More

  1. by   dthfytr
    So many replies so fast! Makes me even prouder to be a nurse. Thank you all for giving me hope that there are positions out there for me.
  2. by   ItsTheDude
    nursing ed and the health dept were very very easy physically for me.
  3. by   noc4senuf
    Kooky Korky... what world do you live in? I am a DON, and there is nothing sedentary AT ALL about it. As for my ADON and Staff Education Director, they would defintely say the same thing.
  4. by   Sweetpea1301
    How about a rehab/skilled nursing facility? Or a school nurse? You would have to get your teacher's certification in some states, but it is rewarding if you like children! You would have yearly pay for only 8 or 9 months of work!
  5. by   SWS RN
    Did the school nurse in Fl you do not need a teaching certificate. You do need to be a RN. It was not like hospital nursing, but there were many times I had to RUN to the playground or classroom to take care of an emergency.
    THe way the pay works in school nursing here is you are only paid the months that you not collect a paycheck in end of June, July or beginning of August.
    I did it for 3 years...not as sedentary as Case Management.

    I also agree regarding the DON or ADON...I was the DON for a 120 bed facility...I never sat there 2 days a week at 5a to do wound checks with the wound nurse and there were times I would stay for the night shift b/c of call offs. If it is done right, it is NOT a 40 hour a week job...more like 60!
    ADON just as busy if not busier.

    Good Luck
  6. by   rn5878
    Did you ever find a solution? I've now had 3 back surgeries and I'm only 35. I started out doing med/surg for a couple of years and then ICU for the past 8 years. My job let me go after this most recent back surgery. But like you, sitting is torture for me, too!! I think it's worse than being on my feet for 12 hours. I don't know what to do!
  7. by   chevyv
    Quote from Kooky Korky
    How about becoming the DON or ADON, Staff Development, Educator, go into Psych maybe, or insurance company, telephone triage, or NICU/Newborn Nursery? If you have to cross train, though, it would not be good.

    I work psych and can tell you I run all night not to mention the physical altercations! Beware of this field if you can't maneuver quickly or help your coworkers physically restrain a pt. I got hurt assisting with a take down, not from the pt, but from attempting to keep an older coworker safe. Please do not consider psych unless you can literally jump in
  8. by   classicdame
    I am now in education for the same reason. I get help with moving tables and chairs around for presentations.