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nursing job somewhere BESIDES hospital

I know this sounds crazy... but i HATE the hospital... i worked in the ICU as an extern and went out to the floor a couple times with my preceptor and i was like wow i hate the floor too. I think it just makes me nervous. I know that i made a mistake going into nursing, but with 6 months left til graduation.. it's a little late to change my mind..the hospital i did my externship at will hire you straight from school as prn so if i have to i can suck it up and work in the hospital a few days a week... I was just wonderin what all else is out there that a NEW GRAD could do besides the hospital...

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

I am a new grad working at 2 LTC facilities and agency. Love it!!! I did not care for floor nursing in the hospital. Yeah I could do the work and kept up but I felt like it was not where my heart was. You can also look into clinics, blood banks, schools, jails, etc. Good luck.

hey thanks fot thne info... glad to know im not the only one who's not crazy about a hospital job!

SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 12 years experience.

hey thanks fot thne info... glad to know im not the only one who's not crazy about a hospital job!

you are not alone. there are about five of my classmates that are bypassing the hospital setting altogether. three are starting ltc, one in hospice, and one will be working in rehab. i personally like home health and public health and may choose to join you someday after i have spent a few years in acute care. gl!!!!

-adrenaline junkie for now (4th semester soon to be new graduate nurse!)

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

Med-surg might be something you'd want to start out with if you are not sure what your long-term goals in nursing are though. If you really don't like it, get through an orientation then drop to a casual position. On your resume they never ask how many hours you worked a week only how long did you work there. Then you could work in LTC or hospice or whatever part-time or full-time till you know where your long-term goals might be. Just though I'd throw that in there too.

I know this sounds crazy... but i HATE the hospital... i worked in the ICU as an extern and went out to the floor a couple times with my preceptor and i was like wow i hate the floor too. I think it just makes me nervous. I know that i made a mistake going into nursing, but with 6 months left til graduation.. it's a little late to change my mind..the hospital i did my externship at will hire you straight from school as prn so if i have to i can suck it up and work in the hospital a few days a week... I was just wonderin what all else is out there that a NEW GRAD could do besides the hospital...

I like the hospital (ER & OR are my favs so far) but many people don't and you're not crazy.

I met an RN at an immunization clinic who can't stand hospitals either.

She did one year of med-surg and has spent the last 20 years at the local immunization clinic and loves it. She has works 8-5 M-F has off every weekend, major holiday and some of the lesser ones because it's a county run clinic and they're off w/pay.

She gets to do all kinds of exotic immunizations like for yellow fever (and regular ones like chicken pox) and hear about the pt's country of origin or where they are visiting as well as the routine ones that we see here in the states. She was telling me how she plans her trips around what the pts tell her regarding what they loved or didn't like about an area. Her kids visited over 40 countries in the first 10 years of their lives.

The world is your oyster when it comes to nursing because there so many different formats now for nursing then hospitals.

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