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General Practice Nurse

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Hello

Just wanting to get some information about Practice Nurse roles? I had a job interview today and just feel so unsure about taking it.

I was informed in the interview it is high pressure job role? Can anyone elaborate to clearly explain to me. I have a current job right now working in the community and feel reluctant to give it up for Practice Nurse. I am going with my intuition at the moment to not take the practice nurse position.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. thank you :)

pogzRN

Has 4 years experience.

I did not really get what you were saying there. So, were they telling you that the position you applied for involves a great deal of stress? Is that it? Or are you asking people if this nursing role was any stressful than any roles they have ever been in?

Hi PogzRN,

They advised me that the role is high pressure. So I am seeking to find out the perspective of other practice nurses about the role as practice nurse?

Well. General practice is less stressful than most acute/aged care/community health settings. Every job has high pressure sometimes. I don't think it will be difficult for you to handle that stress. I want to work in general practice but haven't got any chance. You should consider it carefully. Cheers

Well it could mean that for a practice nurse, you'll be handling mostly the manual and hands-on stuff. Maybe that's why they're saying that it's stressful because it could be tiring.

Hi PogzRN,

They advised me that the role is high pressure. So I am seeking to find out the perspective of other practice nurses about the role as practice nurse?

Practice Nursing is a different stress to hospitals- you maybe the only nurse there and have to use your own judgement. For me (a practice nurse/ ex hospital nurse) the pay is appalling!!!

If you need money don't go to GPLand, the unions don't care and every practice pays differently. If you are happy where you are- stay

canned_bread

Specializes in Cath lab, acute, community. Has 11 years experience.

What debbieuk said I most certainly agree with. It's also viewed as a form of "career death". With the experience in community nursing, you will be fantastic - you will have the skills, both with communication and knowing what you are doing. However the pay is appalling.

alleicarg

Has 3 years experience.

Oftentimes patients turn GP clinics into ED. GPland however will improve your management and clinical assessment skills. It is a good entry level area and you can easily shift to a different nursing area when you want to.