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advicenurse1 ADN, BSN, RN

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    transitioning from acute setting to ambulatory

    As a nurse who worked bedside nursing for about 10 years, ambulatory nursing is definitely my niche. No call lights going off, no bedpans, no incontinence care, I don't have to worry if I'll get the pt who is on the call light all day and best of all...no weekends, nights or holidays! I don't have to worry if I'll get xmas or thanksgiving off this year because" we are closed"! Never thought I would ever say those words in nursing. It gets busy but not hospital busy. You'll love it and wonder why you didn't make the move sooner.
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    Burned out on telephone triage

    I did telephone triage for about 1 1/2 years for neurology. It is a very demanding job and you are so right about the caller getting upset with the messenger. Ive been cursed out more times than I care to mention over pain meds mostly. I dealt mostly with the NPs and PAs and they would escalate to the doctor if they couldn't handle the issue. I found most of them more arrogant and sharp tongued than the physician. After a year and a half I had enough and transferred to another office position. I work for a large teaching hospital and opportunities are limitless. I'm much happier since I left telephone triage.
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    Working on weekends!

    Unfortunately being a new nurse, weekends are more than likely going to be required on all hospital units. Maybe you could look into ambulatory care or doctors office.