I did it for six months as a contract/agency nurse. It is different. If you love nursing , I'm not sure if you will be cut out for this. THis job is made for people who love to answer the phone ALL DAY and type in a computer ALL DAY. It can get very tedious and boring as heck. Also,, there are the crazies that call in that realllly will drive you crazy.
Example of a call (and I had about 10 of these a day,, and one really good call a day) The rest are mundane.
Caller (frantic 20 something yr old woman)- "I got a bug bite on my arm today and it is red! What do I do???"
Me- "how big is it?"
Caller- "my arm ? what kind of question is that?"
Me- "how big is the bug bite on your arm?"
Caller- "Ohhh, I don't know, I don't know how to measure it"
Me- "Okay, would you say it's as big as a quarter? A dime? A dollar?"
Caller- "oh no, it's much smaller than that"
Me- "so is it as big as a pencil? or the point of a pencil?"
Caller- "yeah, it's as big as a point on a pencil"
Me- "okay, can you tell me what bit you?"
Caller- "it was an ant"
Me- " that's how big the redness is? as big as a pencil head? Do you have any other redness or swelling in your arm?"
Caller- "no, , what do I do??? I don't want a scar to form!!"
Me (I want to say this, but I don't actually say it) Quick! hang up the phone and call 911 immediately!!!
And really,, this can get frustrating as hell. But hey, you might like it.