Published Jul 20, 2004
I'm presently a Q student about ready to take the state test. Many people ask me if I am going to go further and become a nurse. I tell them no because most of the nurses at the LTC where I work spend their time shuffling paper and answering phones and calling families. I really don't think I want to do that. Does anyone have any advice.
[a] there is a lot more to being a nurse than shuffling papers [though i get tired of unending paper work] and answering phone [sometimes no wc on weekends] but everything else aside the more you have learned the better off you will be, now and for the rest of your life
I tell them no because most of the nurses at the LTC where I work spend their time shuffling paper and answering phones and calling families. I really don't think I want to do that. Does anyone have any advice.
What about a trauma ER nurse, an open heart recovery CVICU nurse, a flight nurse, a drug sales rep with a nursing degree? What about home health, physicians offices, insurance claims sellters? What about dual RN/paralegal, working in the court setting as a professional during testimony?
I definitely don't see myself as a paper-pushing, butt-wiping, phone answering fuddy-duddy. I pride myself that physicians can turn to me, send me their sickest patient on 10 drips, knowing that patient will be alive in the morning.
Thanks for your responses. This is a small town and my choices are very limited. I see there are alternatives but I am staying from anything that involves mainly paper work like insurance claim settlers or nurse/paralegal.
No. I haven't been outside my facility.
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