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ThinkerBelleRN is a BSN, RN and works as a Nurse.

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I am currently working in the medical floor, and hate every second of it. I dread going to work everyday and find myself crying after work, and have been feeling anxious before my shifts. I have done wound care nursing and hyperbaric medicine before and love it, and it is still something I want to do. Right now I just want to resign from my job asap, and decided to look for jobs in wound care before I give my notice. However, there aren't that many wound care jobs, and the few I applied has not responded. I am getting desperate and now considering other options (anything but inpatient bedside nursing), just so I can leave this bedside job asap. I have have tried applying at family practice clinic but did not even get an interview, long term facility wont even hire me because I have no previous experience with MDS. I have over 3 years of medsurg experience and 4 years in a wound center. What other non-bedside nursing jobs can I look into? How one can transition into a different specialty or field of nursing without prior experience? I am willing to go back to school. I prefer to go back doing a M-F 8-4 schedule where I don't have to take care of 6 patients at a time, or maybe just something else that will not make me completely quit nursing. I am just done with working on the floor.

 

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not.done.yet has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Professional Development Specialist.

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Consider education/professional development. Case management. Insurance companies often have positions that require your kind of experience. QI. Research. The options are endless. It may take a while and you may wish to seek assistance in tailoring your resume to highlight how your bedside experience fills the need in these other roles, but you definitely have the experience needed to be eligible for some of them. If you want to do education you may need to advance your degree to MSN to be taken seriously, but it is not unheard of for people to start out in education/professional development with a BSN.

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ThinkerBelleRN is a BSN, RN and works as a Nurse.

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7 hours ago, not.done.yet said:

Consider education/professional development. Case management. Insurance companies often have positions that require your kind of experience. QI. Research. The options are endless. It may take a while and you may wish to seek assistance in tailoring your resume to highlight how your bedside experience fills the need in these other roles, but you definitely have the experience needed to be eligible for some of them. If you want to do education you may need to advance your degree to MSN to be taken seriously, but it is not unheard of for people to start out in education/professional development with a BSN.

Thank you. 

I am curious about case management but have no idea what a case manager does exactly.

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not.done.yet has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Professional Development Specialist.

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41 minutes ago, ThinkerBelleRN said:

Thank you. 

I am curious about case management but have no idea what a case manager does exactly.

Read the job descriptions on the job postings and it will tell you a lot. You could also read the section of this board dedicated to case managers and even post some questions to get more info.

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Come over to the school nurse side! It sounds like you have a wealth of experience.

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If you're interested in LTC and want MDS knowledge, HCPro offers a 2 or 3 day MDS course that is great.  The class is a great place to meet other MDS nurses.  I would imagine that LTC facilities would snatch you up with all of your M/S and wound experience.  

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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Public High School Nurse.

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School nurse or public health! Great people, great hours, great work, easier life (and yes... less money. You can't have it all!)

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