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Jobs for BSNs besides hospital work?

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Hi there!

First of all, I love this site. I've been using it for five years to answer all my questions, but I only just became a member. I love how helpful you are--thanks!

I am about to transfer from community college into nursing school to get my BSN and I'm trying to decide what to do with it. Internet wasn't very helpful: it wasn't clear what RNs do versus what BSNs do. I thought getting your personal experience would be better.

My plan, after passing the NCLEX (fingers crossed), is to find a job in a hospital to get some experience, but I don't want to work there forever. I love working with people one-on-one and taking my time to serve them. Hospitals need people who can serve many patients at once QUICKLY.

Are there any options for someone who doesn't want to care for people on a short schedule? Doctor's offices seem to be hiring RNs less and less due to the expense. But I love massage therapy--I only work on friends and family for now. I give private care for an elderly lady with LBD, so I love basic care that personal.

Are there any other options for a BSN besides working in a hospital?

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I am in the same boat! I have an ADN and will complete my BSN in Feb 2011. I started a job on a Medical unit 2 months ago and HATE it I am quiting today. It is a very risky move, but my sanity is more important than a job. I feel as though I am running from room to room, shoving meds at them, only to hurry and chart the wonderful I gave!

I am looking into coordinator or nurse educator. I am researching this topic as well. I will post as I find info...good luck

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1,244 Visitors; 20 Posts

OOPS, I omitted " the wonderful CARE I gave" in the above post......

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After doing my time on a med/surg floor, I got my dream job in hospice. I love it because you get to give great one on one care. We look at the whole person. It's so rewarding. I am also a massage therapist. It's a great job if you can build a thriving practice (hard to do right now in this economy). I did it for 10 years before becoming a nurse. I still see a couple of clients but my hospice job is 8-5pm, m-f, so not a lot of free time to do massages

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN and works as a Registered Nurse, Home Health.

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one on one care:

hospice and home care; working with developmentally disabled or in geriatrics in [color=#1111cc]administration on aging (aoa) agency (especially in home & community based long-term care programs) providing information on services to the elderly, to enable them to remain independent and as resource to social workers on medical issues

nursing research - data collection and followup with persons involved in clinical trails or conducting original research

nurse educator: hosptial, nursing home, homecare, lpn school or teaching adjunct for hospital instruction

public health:

apha: public health nursing section

us public health commissioned corps

what can i do with a nursing degree?

http://www.tobeanurse.com/degree.html

[color=#1111cc]medical and public health jobs in the federal government

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