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Nursing job with routine

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by angelsigns angelsigns (New) New Nurse

angelsigns has 5 years experience and specializes in cardiac.

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Hello, I have been a bedside nurse for almost 5 years. I did cardiac tele for 4.5 years and just moved to cardiac ICU 7 months ago.

I love my new role in the cardiac ICU. Everything is so interesting and fascinating to me, however, at the end of the day I feel like you put up with the same old crap you do as any other floor.

I am tired of the unpredictability of bedside nursing. I am tired of being torn left and right between patients, family members, doctors, etc. I am tired of cleaning up mountains of poop. I am tired of running myself ragged. I do not want to float to other floors I don't feel comfortable working on.

I now want a job that is more predictable. I want a job that I can walk into in the morning and at least somewhat know what to expect. I want something with more stability.

I worked 3 12's in a row this past weekend and it was so busy. I've been off 2 days now and still trying to recover. I want a job where I can have a life and not have to try so freaking hard to pull myself together on my days off.

Any recommendations?


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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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There are several current threads here regarding leaving the bedside. Read those and research previous threads. There are many areas you can consider.

 I left the bedside for utilization management  for an insurance company.

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Enarra has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Ambulatory Primary Care.

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Plenty of options just off the top of my head:

  • case management 
  • care management
  • certifies diabetes educator CDE
  • wellness/health coach
  • School nursing
  • ambulatory primary care (clinic)
  • doctors office
  • pharmaceutical rep
  • home care 
  • visiting nurse 
  • telehealth
  • nurse educator 
  • Private duty
  • teaching Home health aides 
  • research nurse
  • nurse recruiter
  • Nurse legal Consultant
  • nurse paralegal
  • nurse attorney

theres more I just can’t think of it right now.

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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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I'm not sure if you're still interested in bedside at all, but if you want to stay in the hospital setting, a moderate-acuity NICU might fit the bill.

You get the occasional crazy shift, but on the whole, NICU shifts tend to be very predictable (assess, diaper, feed, repeat). In general, the families are very sweet, appreciative, understanding. The code browns are minuscule.

It also tends to be a pretty uplifting work environment, since the vast majority of the time you watch kids get better and go home.

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nznurse93 has 3 years experience as a BSN and specializes in ED, med-surg, peri op.

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There’s been a lot of question lately about leaving the bedside, and considering the work environment lately it’s no surprise.

personally I would wait for covid to be over, take a vacation, even if you just stay home Having time off will help. And see how you feel when thing return to “normal”  

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DextersDisciple has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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You seem to like Cardiology- look into cath lab and see how much ICU experience they require . Some will be 1 year while Others want 2. Our cath lab is mostly elective procedures minus your N/STEMIs. Procedural areas tend to have a good amount of routine to them.

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