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by Hayleyjc26 Hayleyjc26 (New) New Nurse

Hayleyjc26 has 1 years experience .

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Hello, so I’m wondering what are some good low stress units within the hospital. I am starting school in the fall (getting into public health non-nursing related) so I would like something that would not make me feel emotionally and physically drained 24/7 (if that’s a thing in nursing LOL). Currently work on a medsurg/tele unit that is often used as a step down from ICU. Very busy and 6 patient to 1 nurse ratio. 

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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You would be better off researching the units within your hospital and the other hospitals (and LTC facilities) in your area.  I don't think any specialities are inherently less stressful than others, because a lot depends on administration.  Yes, most  people would find tele stressful, but it's the 6:1 ratios that are really killing you.

You want to find somewhere with a bit of balance between ratio and workload; the specialty itself doesn't make that much difference.  I'm thinking RCM in LTC might be worth looking into.  I wouldn't hold my breath for a relatively low-stress hospital job.  Good luck.

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SilverBells has 5 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Rehab/Nurse Manager.

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You mentioned that you are looking at going to school for public health in the fall...have you looked at public health nursing? In my opinion, all jobs in the hospital are stressful, so I do not work there.   I am currently working in LTC/SNF but the large patient ratio can be stressful.  The continuity of care helps, but you still must be on top of things.  If not public health, maybe see if there is a clinic or outpatient job that might interest you.  

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gettingbsn2msn has 5 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in medical surgical.

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It is all stressful.  People have incredibly high expectations (if you are in the USA).  

I would retire but between cost for healthcare and taxes I do not think will ever be possible.

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ICUman has 5 years experience and specializes in Cardiac Cath Lab.

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Stress Lab. Despite its name. It is easy and routine. Most the time 

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integrativenurse has 24 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Nephrology/Dialysis.

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Been a nurse since 95. The least stressful jobs that I had/have: family practice and dialysis. Just saying...

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ljo28 has 24 years experience as a BSN.

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Agree with ICUman. Stresslab, or out patient cardiology. PACU, ambulatory surgery, IV team etc. are some other areas but it will take at least 6months to get comfortable.

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BeatsPerMinute has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiac.

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explore. something that is considered stressful to  you is something that another may feel very differently about. and vice versa. 

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Runsoncoffee99 has 16 years experience and specializes in Peds.

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Private duty nursing,a subset of homecare nursing!

You can go through an agency.

You will thank me later.

 

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On 6/21/2020 at 9:43 AM, integrativenurse said:

Been a nurse since 95. The least stressful jobs that I had/have: family practice and dialysis. Just saying...

Were you working as an RN at the family practice/primary care? How was your experience? Pros/cons? I'm considering a pediatric primary care RN job. 

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integrativenurse has 24 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Nephrology/Dialysis.

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5 hours ago, nursing9462 said:

Were you working as an RN at the family practice/primary care? How was your experience? Pros/cons? I'm considering a pediatric primary care RN job. 

I was an LPN back then. It was a family practice ran by the university. It was a great experience, great hours despite working every other Saturday. I will go back to that field within a year due to my wife's school schedule.

 

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DLS_PMHNP has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Psychiatry.

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Home hospice.  Rewarding.  Make sure it's and HOURLY position at a non-profit.  or they will work you to death.

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