Quote from Soon2bRN_Cali
For nursing students: Once you become a Nurse, which field of nursing would you want to work in??
For nurses: What do you feel is the best and worst place to work in as a nurse... and why?
I'll start it off... When I pass the boards and become a nurse I'd like to work in the I.C.U., Peds, O.R. and maybe E.R.
Well let me think..................OH HEMODIALYSIS
Reasons to be a hemodialysis nurse (chronic)
#1 You don't work Sundays.
#2 You don't work nights unless you want to and there is a noc program
#3 You don't work Christmas, T-day, or New Year's Day.
#4 You can be an expert
#5 You only have to deal with one doc. You get to know his ways.
#6 You are the eyes and ears for that doc. He trusts you and respects you.
#7 You can manage a group of patient.
#8 Excessive bonding with your patients. Wait that might be a con.
#9 Relatively new field. Lot's of opp.
#10 Growing patient population. You'll probably never get called off.
#11 Most of the big companies offer FIVE weeks vacation the FIRST YEAR.
#12 If I were younger I'd be an NP in this field.
Dialysis gets in your blood.
Because we work 6 days a week you can get a good schedule.Some of them are Thurs Fri Sat on. Off Sun then Mon, Tues, Wed on (all twelves) and then you have of THRUS FRI SAT SUN MON TUES AND WED.
7 days off every other week..