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  1. Hey there! For the last couple of years, I've been having constant problems with my body (polyarthralgia, bad SI joint pain, limping, deep bone pain, stomach issues).... I just recently went through some tests and awaiting results. I'm in my early 30's btw lol. I work in a fast paced specialty clinic currently and looking into a less physically demanding nursing job. I thought QI/Insurance nursing would be perfect, as I love documenting, working on the computer, love to learn new thing, and it wouldn't hurt my back as much :) I have applied at BCBS and another job I saw online last night, but not sure where else to look or how to go about this. I have my ADN and 5 years nursing experience. PLEASE, any advice/tips on this? I've been dreaming about it for the last few days now, ha!
  2. I am planning on starting my BSN next year. Thank you for the information! Some positions I saw only required and ADN and others (that stated supervisor or mgr) required BSN.
  3. Hey there! For the last couple of years, I've been having constant problems with my body (polyarthralgia, bad SI joint pain, limping, deep bone pain, stomach issues).... I just recently went through some tests and awaiting results. I'm in my early 30's btw lol. I work in a fast paced specialty clinic currently and looking into a less physically demanding nursing job. I thought QI/Insurance nursing would be perfect, as I love documenting, working on the computer, love to learn new thing, and it wouldn't hurt my back as much :) I have applied at BCBS and another job I saw online last night, but not sure where else to look or how to go about this. I have my ADN and 5 years nursing experience. PLEASE, any advice/tips on this? I've been dreaming about it for the last few days now, ha!
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    New Grad RN feeling down after a lousy interview.

    I'm sorry to hear that Does not sound like somewhere I'd want to work either. Have you considered non-hospital positions as well? Fresh out of nursing school I worked at a family practice, and then was later hired at a hospital. I'm back in a more clinic position, because that is what I prefer. If you need to work asap, I would apply anywhere that hires nurses. And then if you are interviewed, you can decide if that is somewhere you would like to work :)
  5. Has anyone on here worked as a Fertility Nurse or is currently working as one? I know in general what a nurse's role is in this field, but I would love to hear from a nurse experienced in this area. Also, how is the pay and schedule compared to other family clinics? This area in nursing definitely intrigues me and I may have an opportunity to work in a clinic.
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    How do you answer this question?

    Could you give me some examples of scenario questions you had? You could PM me if you'd like. Thanks :)
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    How do you answer this question?

    Thanks so much for the responses! I hope I can show how much I really want this, and that I can be good at it. I know there will be SOOO much to learn, but I learn quickly and know how to use my resources. I will definitely update after the interview. If you guys can think of anything else that would help, please comment :) If I have more questions, I will definitely post!
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    How do you answer this question?

    So I can not believe I have an interview... I am unbelievably excited! It is in the district I want!! It is a hard job to get, so I would like to prepare in every way. I have interviewed for a position twice before (in different districts last year.. but did not have enough experience then), so I am somewhat familiar with what will be asked. But any other advise, tips would be SOOOO welcomed :) Also, how do (or did) you all answer this question: Why do you want to work as a School Nurse? I have many reasons.. some are the schedule, time off, with having children it works out great. But also the autonomy, working with children, being able to teach things, seeing how the children learn from what you teach them, still being hands on but working in a more office like environment (which I enjoy)... there are more reasons I'm sure. I just would like to stay away from mentioning the schedule/time off... I'm pretty sure they already know that part So how did you answer that question?
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    Gave my notice yesterday.

    Oh wow!! Good luck to you.. I really enjoyed reading your posts :) Hope to continue reading more.
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    Leaving After 10 Months

    I recommend try and staying for a year... you staying for 10 months is better than my 7 months! I had horrible stress and anxiety at my med-surg job and the hours killed me and affected my family a lot, so I had to leave ASAP... was offered a job at a peds clinic, trying to gain experience for school nursing (my passion!). Med-surge taught me so much, but I honestly wish I could have stayed for a year. I was really good at my job, and thinking about it .. I enjoyed all the hands on care I was giving. I was able to do quite a bit of teaching which was awesome. However, the job that was offered to me was not going to be there forever, and I could not pass it up to help me pursue my dreams. Good luck :)
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    How many applicants??

    Does anyone know approximately how many applicants there usually are for school nurse positions in your area? I'm wondering if it's crazy like teacher applications or a much smaller number. I just recently applied since I now qualify. I'm hopeful :)
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    Good Hours for Single Mom?

    I was going to mention looking into school nursing as well... Home health might be an option if you have that flexibility. I have a friend who works mostly 8am-2pm Mon-Fri.
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    Substitute Nurse Tips ?? :)

    Thanks a BUNCH for the comment :) Luckily I went to both schools I'm subbing in this month in one morning to speak with the school nurses and orient myself to the health room. I did take a look at the sub books and was able to find out the special needs children... I was also able to help document on a few children (thank goodness). I know I'm going to have a ton of questions. I am so unbelievably excited to experience this... nervous too, but mostly excited lol. How long have you been a sub school nurse? Do you have a preference in schools (ages)?
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    Substitute Nurse Tips ?? :)

    Hey Everyone!! I am FINALLY going to sub for the first time next week and one day the following week. I'm a pediatric triage nurse (fairly newer nurse, 1 yr 7 months RN experience). Both of the schools I'm subbing at are elementary schools, which I am VERY excited about :) Could any of you wonderful school nurses give me any tips? How to handle certain situations? Your experiences? Thanks a bunch!
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    Trying to find a job in a doctor's office.

    Hey there! I just wanted to give you my experience with clinics... I got a job at a family practice as a brand new RN (1st nurse job)... it does have it's own stressful moments, but to me it's nowhere near as stressful as the hospital (worked there after family practice). I left the hospital to go back to a clinic position, and I'm working at a pediatric clinic. LOVE it! And they do have many RNs there. The family practice I was at preferred hiring RNs as well. My job isn't too stressful, love the people, love the environment :)
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