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sunflower101 BSN, RN

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    Civilian Army Nurse

    Does anyone have experience or know someone who was a civilian army nurse? I'm a fairly new nurse with only 3 months of experience in med-surg nursing. This job is listed as a public health nurse on a military base in another country (I've been there a few times and love it there). I meet all of the job requirements and it seems as though most of the job is just teaching classes on different health topics and promoting health in the community. If anyone has experience being a public health nurse, could you tell me what that's like, too? I'm just trying to decide if I should go for it or not. Thanks!
  2. I was let go from my first nursing job about a week and a half ago. I was a med-surg nurse for 3 months and let go on my last day of orientation. I really feel like I need to see a counselor, but I don't have health insurance now so here I am posting on allnurses. Losing my first job hurt my confidence in being a nurse a lot. My anxiety has also gotten worse over this week and a half and I feel stuck. I don't have the motivation to apply to any jobs even though I know I need to. While I haven't applied to any, I have been looking. A lot of the areas I want to go into (post-partum, school nurse, neonatal) require at least a year of experience. There is this one program that I found that is 8 weeks in any specialty you want, but I wouldn't be getting paid at all and a job isn't guaranteed after. I just really don't know what to do anymore. I originally planned to stay at my med-surg job for a year to get the experience needed, but it didn't work out. I won't allow myself to go back to med-surg since it caused me way too much stress and anxiety. Any advice at all is helpful!
  3. I was let go from my first nursing job about a week and a half ago. I was a med-surg nurse for 3 months and let go on my last day of orientation. I really feel like I need to see a counselor, but I don't have health insurance now so here I am posting on allnurses. Losing my first job hurt my confidence in being a nurse a lot. My anxiety has also gotten worse over this week and a half and I feel stuck. I don't have the motivation to apply to any jobs even though I know I need to. While I haven't applied to any, I have been looking. A lot of the areas I want to go into (post-partum, school nurse, neonatal) require at least a year of experience. There is this one program that I found that is 8 weeks in any specialty you want, but I wouldn't be getting paid at all and a job isn't guaranteed after. I just really don't know what to do anymore. I originally planned to stay at my med-surg job for a year to get the experience needed, but it didn't work out. I won't allow myself to go back to med-surg since it caused me way too much stress and anxiety. Any advice at all is helpful!
  4. I've been a med-surg nurse for 3 months now (first nursing job). I'm not happy and this job has made my already existing anxiety a lot worse. I always have 6 patients and I feel like I don't have enough time to complete all my documentation and get to know them. The job is so stressful and at times I find myself running around so much that I don't feel like I'm doing the best for my patients. My reasoning behind choosing med-surg is because most of the other specialties wanted experience. I also heard that med-surg is a good place to start for a new nurse. I'm just not happy though. I feel like all I'm doing is giving medications out, answering my patient's call bells, and documenting on the computer. What are some specialties where there is a better nurse to patient ratio? I feel like having 3 or 4 patients at a time sounds best for me. Before getting this med-surg job I wanted to go into post-partum or pediatrics. Now I'm looking for jobs as a school nurse or a doctor's office nurse. Any advice is appreciated! What path did you take as a new nurse?