Hello my fellow nurses!
I am looking for some insight if you all would be so kind. I am currently as Med Surg Nurse in Los Angeles and I am looking for Per Diem work but I feel dread at the thought of taking another inpatient per diem job. Honestly, it's not good for my health. The lack of sunlight, no breaks ever, abusive MDs, and general lack of support on the floor...I think I can only handle one full-time job like this. I met a lovely registry nurse the other day at my facility that recommended Home Health as an alternative due to my having four little ones. I previously looked into school nursing but the pay I was offered was not liveable in LA county so I had to keep my full time. For those of you who have experience in Home Health, I would appreciate feedback on the learning curve from bedside to Home Health setting PRN, in your opinion, is it worth it or should I bite the bullet and look for per diem bedside in the financial aspect? Do you like what you do and what do your days look like? I want to work extra days but I don't want to sacrifice one to two fourteen-hour days and not see my kids any more than I already don't.
Thank you so much for your time!!