Published Jul 1, 2011
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I do have 10 years exp in mental health. It may be a good choice if its less time on my poor dogs. Are you a counselor or a nurse or both?
Hi twalt, I'm not sure if you were asking me or someone else, but I am a registered nurse who did extra education in public health. I specialize in 0-5 year olds and their families, and sometimes it does feel like I'm more of a counselor/social worker than a traditional nurse with some of my clients!
My health unit is funded through the local health authority, which is funded by the provincial government. I am in Canada, so I don't know how it works in the US, but I am assuming most public health nurses are hired/funded by the health units and the state, as opposed to through private hospitals. Don't quote me on that, though - if you're interested in public health, I would head over the the public health nursing forum for more info!
I just wanted to write and say this thread has helped me a lot. I had back surgery in 2009 and broke my back two months ago. I'm starting nursing in August, and want to go into mental health. (that was my goal in the beginning!)
I'm an MDS Coordinator & yes, I do have to run for charts, MARS, TARS, etc., but most of my job is computer work.
I would suggest MDS, if you need to sit down frequently & if you like paperwork. :)
This thread has been so very helpful. Thank you for those who take the time to respond. :)
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