falcon 691 Views
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I live in the Seattle area. I would say there is a chronic shortage of nurses at my hosp. in the NICU/peds. Our night shift consists of mostly travelers. We are hiring new grads and training them for 12hr night positions as well as any other nurses interested in the NICU. We do work 12hr and I think that does take a toll after a while. Maybe that's why we are haveing trouble retaining nurses. If you're willing to travel, Seattle's not such a bad place to live.
Thanks so much for the reply. I would like more info on Research Nursing if you have time. I would like to know what interested you to go into it, what kind of degree you need to have. How did you get your first job and what exactly do you do. What would your normal day look like. I haven't found too much info on the job description. The job listings for Research Nursing here required experience in oncology and involved IV starts and lab draws. It sounds like from your post you mostly document? I've tried to look up Research Nursing courses on the internet without success. I'm just so glad to finally find someone who actually works in this field.
Thanks for the advice. That's a great idea!
I also have the same question. I've been doing L&D/Nsy for 20yrs and so very much need a change. The hard part when you've been in the hosp. so long is giving up the seniority and pay/benefits. It's almost worth it though. I have friends who work at Dr's offices and two that work for a plastic surgeon. All of them love their jobs. I've thought about this, but also wonder what else is out there.
I've been working as a nurse for about 20yrs now and am getting very burnt out. I've done mostly L&D/level 3 NSY and use to love my job, but in the last year or so am just starting to hate it. I think I just need a huge break from the intense pace of patient care. Has anyone experienced this? I've thought about research nursing, but can't find much information about how to get into this field. Does anyone work in this or any nonpatient care setting in the hospital and how do you like your job. I figure I have to last another 20yr before retirement.
I also work with a nurse who found out she was MRSA pos with an active sore. She has not told our employer yet as she is also afraid of loosing her job. She is now looking for a non nursing related job in the nursing field so as not to infect patients. She is a great nurse with a lot of experiance. It's just too bad we as nurses have to be made to feel we will loose income because of MRSA.
Thanks, I have been told I'm neg. We do MRSA swabs on all premies admitted to the nursery. It's very difficult to explain to the parents how the baby could potentially got this and with family coming and going, who knows where it came from. I was wondering if anyone has experiance with becoming MRSA pos and how this impacts your job.
We have an outbreak at our hosp. some of the pts. that have come back MRSA pos are the ones I have been taking care of. We all have to be screened. I'm so worried. Does anyone else have this and what does it mean for your future as an RN.
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