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Nursetravel246

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  1. Nursetravel246

    Haven’t found my niche

    Good to know, can I ask what you do? I’m just getting tired of trying new things only to be let down but maybe I need to open up my mind a little.
  2. Nursetravel246

    Haven’t found my niche

    I feel like I made a mistake going into nursing. I wanted to help others and do like the job security and options. The problem is, I’ve tried so many different specialties and do not like any of them. I’m getting burned out. I really want to get out of nursing completely, but I need reliable steady income. Am feeling really lost. I’ve thought about going back to school but have decided against that for many reasons. I know there are other non-bedside options but it seems like they are hard to get into and I’m worried about finances. Any advice? Has anyone else left nursing for another profession?
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    Is it Worth it?

    That sounds like another interesting type of nursing education. I’m glad to hear there are other options and you have good work/life balance and are making good money. Thank you for your input!
  4. Nursetravel246

    Is it Worth it?

    I actually have two questions: For those who have gone back to school to obtain their Masters in Nurse Educator, is the time and money worth it? I have previously worked as adjunct faculty with my BSN and enjoyed it, however some of the professors complained that they were not making much money, even less than floor nursing, and worked more than 40 hours/week. If I’m going to invest in another degree I want it to be worth my time and money. I would like to make more than I currently do as a BSN RN, but as long as I made the same amount and had better hours/less stress/and felt passionate about my work, I would be happy. Next question is: Has anyone completed the Capella flex path program for Nurse Educator and if so what are your thoughts on it? Thank you in advance!
  5. Nursetravel246

    Good PRN job for school nurses

    Free camp for kids sounds like a bonus! I’m curious where these camps are at. Do most of you have to drive far to work at?
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    What is appropriate during work hours?

    I hear you. There aren’t many professions that are treated like nurses. I think I may have to look elsewhere for a job. I’d honestly like to leave nursing altogether but am struggling to find other jobs that pay as well.
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    What is appropriate during work hours?

    Just curious. I’m an RN Case Manager for a hospice company. I’ve been there about 6months and am starting to not like my job. I’m getting burned out from the constant responsibility. Even when it’s not your scheduled day to see patients, you get calls regarding them. You can get new admits on a daily basis and have to work them into your schedule. And patients and their families can be so picky about times they are seen which makes it really inconvenient to be driving back and forth. I usually put my foot down but sometimes they are so pushy. And the on call is ridiculous. I already work full time and then am expected to work an extra shift and likely get woken up in the middle of the night to work some more. On weekends we are on call for 24 hrs at a time. Enough venting. My main question is, for other home care nurses, how flexible are your working hours? I feel like I am tied to the phone from 7:30am-5pm. If I don’t answer the phone right away I feel like I will get in trouble. I’ve heard other home care nurses who go to appointments or kids’ school performances during the day. My question is, do they take that day off or squeeze it into their work day, and if so, is that appropriate? This position is just not as flexible as I thought it would be. I am ready to leave. Any thoughts?
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    Good PRN job for school nurses

    That’s great to hear that you have all found ways to supplement your school nurse positions that make it still worth it. I actually have an interview next week so wish me luck! Thank you all. It really seems pretty flexible and opens my eyes that there is no shortage of work for extra income, whether it be healthcare related or not, especially if you think outside the box.
  9. Nursetravel246

    Good PRN job for school nurses

    Those are both very helpful! I actually think non-nursing might be a nice change so will look into some of those. Although I’ve always wanted to do camp nursing. Good hours too. Great advice!
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    Good PRN job for school nurses

    Hi, I’m considering going into school nursing. I worked one year as a 1:1 nurse and subbed in the office. I enjoyed this but the pay was not good. If I end up working as a school nurse again I would probably have to work PRN to make enough money. Which makes me wonder if it’s still worth it to have weekends/evenings/holidays/summers off if you are working another job. What are good options for a PRN position that is not too demanding as a school nurse?
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