where to work after graduate

  1. where could i work after graduation if i don't want to work in thee hospital?
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  3. by   Roland
    Here are some ideas that should require little or no additional "schooling" to pursue:

    1. Home Health care nurse- Many home care agencies prefer experience, but in all honesty are so desperate to "bill hours" that they will hire anyone with a license. Of course this doesn't mean that you should take assignments beyond your capabilities.

    2. School Nurse might be an option. I think that BSN is preferred, but not required.

    3. You could work in an LTC facility, but if you thought that was an option then you probably wouldn't mind the hospital. The same can be said of Hospice nursing.

    4. You might find a job in a school health clinic, or a clinic for a company with an onsite clinic.

    5. You could work in a doctor's office.

    6. Many insurance companies employ nurses in various capacities.

    7. You might find employment in a corrections facility. I've heard that these jobs are possible to find even in relatively tight job markets like Hawaii (for obvious reasons). The same could probably be said for institutions for the mentally ill.

    8. I think that many companies that sponsor "halfway houses" also employ nurses.

    9. Attorneys that work in medical malpractice sometimes employ nurses.

    10. Maybe you could get your own radio show "ask a nurse" kind of like a Dr. Dean Edell show except that it would focus on nursing related issues.

    11. I knew a QNA/CNA who moved to Texas and started a ambulatory care "home" (it was a converted six bedroom home) with just herself and another CNA. She hires an RN once a month to come in and do various things with the "books" to keep her legal. The point is that they have eight patients and gross about $50,000 per month before expense from insurence. Of course expenses are considerable, but she said that she earns more than twice what her husband who is a regional sales manager for Wall-Mart earns. She said that Texas was in the process of passing regulations which might make this more difficult.

    12. I think that many cruise ships and four star resorts employ nurses. Again I'm sure that experience is preferred, but in the right job market might not be necessary.

    13. I think that some Two year schools will hire instructors with only BSN's to help teach ASN degree programs.

    I think there are many other options I'm forgetting.
  4. by   stidget99
    Quote from Roland
    Here are some ideas that should require little or no additional "schooling" to pursue:

    1. Home Health care nurse- Many home care agencies prefer experience, but in all honesty are so desperate to "bill hours" that they will hire anyone with a license. Of course this doesn't mean that you should take assignments beyond your capabilities.

    2. School Nurse might be an option. I think that BSN is preferred, but not required.

    3. You could work in an LTC facility, but if you thought that was an option then you probably wouldn't mind the hospital. The same can be said of Hospice nursing.

    4. You might find a job in a school health clinic, or a clinic for a company with an onsite clinic.

    5. You could work in a doctor's office.

    6. Many insurance companies employ nurses in various capacities.

    7. You might find employment in a corrections facility. I've heard that these jobs are possible to find even in relatively tight job markets like Hawaii (for obvious reasons). The same could probably be said for institutions for the mentally ill.

    8. I think that many companies that sponsor "halfway houses" also employ nurses.

    9. Attorneys that work in medical malpractice sometimes employ nurses.

    10. Maybe you could get your own radio show "ask a nurse" kind of like a Dr. Dean Edell show except that it would focus on nursing related issues.

    11. I knew a QNA/CNA who moved to Texas and started a ambulatory care "home" (it was a converted six bedroom home) with just herself and another CNA. She hires an RN once a month to come in and do various things with the "books" to keep her legal. The point is that they have eight patients and gross about $50,000 per month before expense from insurence. Of course expenses are considerable, but she said that she earns more than twice what her husband who is a regional sales manager for Wall-Mart earns. She said that Texas was in the process of passing regulations which might make this more difficult.

    12. I think that many cruise ships and four star resorts employ nurses. Again I'm sure that experience is preferred, but in the right job market might not be necessary.

    13. I think that some Two year schools will hire instructors with only BSN's to help teach ASN degree programs.

    I think there are many other options I'm forgetting.

    You thought of about 10 or more than what I thought of.
  5. by   jeepgirl
    But a lot of the ones she stated are hard to get without any hospital experience.
    I mean, if you could work at least PRN in the hospital... you could say I worked for one year as a registered nurse in med surg, etc. They aren't going to ask how many hours you clocked.

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