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  1. FrogluvRn

    RN moving to Kentucky NEED HELP!!!!

    Hello GMN, I noticed your post and wanted to check with you to see how things have been for you. I will be relocating to Louisville hopefully early next year. I got some good advice from a previous post but wanted to see how the process was for someone coming from outside KY. Thanks
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    Louisville hospital jobs

    I feel a little better hearing that. It would be horrible to get there and not be able to find a job. I will be staying with family temporarily but I don't want to wear out my welcome. Thank you again for the info.
  3. FrogluvRn

    Louisville hospital jobs

    It is so nice to hear that you are happy with your job. That is great. I do have another question for you or anyone else following and I hope I am not bugging you too much. What do you think the job market is like in Louisville/SoIn? How easy is it to get a job in one of the main hospitals. I assume most places need nurses but you know what happens when you assume. I have my BSN and 15yrs of med/surg experience under my belt. I would love to transition to the OR (if I stay in the hospital setting) but I realize that's not likely to happen without OR experience or getting your foot in the door. Would you suggest applying to directly to the hospitals or via Indeed? I ask because, I feel like I am not finding a lot on Indeed......Thanks again for any info. you can provide.
  4. FrogluvRn

    Louisville hospital jobs

    Thank you for your detailed information on each facility. When I was recently in Louisville, my family drove me around the city showed me some of the hospitals in the area. They didn't know too much about the working environment or who knew anyone who worked at the Louisville hospitals. I know that there are also a few facilities in southern IN as well that I may look into. But again thank you, this information will be very helpful.
  5. FrogluvRn

    Louisville hospital jobs

    Audri, I am thinking about relocating to Louisville to be closer to family. I am also curious about the hospitals in the area. You said that some were not that great. Do you mind if I asked which ones and were there any that you would recommend from your interviews. Thanks
  6. Hello All, I have been a nurse for 15+ yrs working in the hospital setting. I am looking to make a break from bedside nursing and explore other options for me as a nurse. Home health is one of the areas that I have been considering. Does anyone here work for any home health agencies in Maryland and if so, what has your experience been your experience with them? Thank you in advance for your comments.
  7. FrogluvRn

    Is it just me or.....? Warning! This is long.

    Thank you gardedigger
  8. FrogluvRn

    Is it just me or.....? Warning! This is long.

    Thank you all for your support and suggestions.
  9. FrogluvRn

    Is it just me or.....? Warning! This is long.

    Thanks for your reply. I was glad to read your response. When I mention to some of my co workers that I am sick of bedside nursing, I get dirty looks from some and others try to make me feel guilty for trying to find a job I enjoy. But I feel that if don't derive some type enjoyment from your job than it will eventually effect your job in a negative way.
  10. FrogluvRn

    Is it just me or.....? Warning! This is long.

    Hi Madzluhsrn Thank you for your response. Some of my co workers had mentioned case management but I have no prior experience. Also, do you have to have some back ground in social work. I am not too familiar with what a case manager actually does to be honest with you.
  11. Hello All, I am currently a med/surg nurse with 15+yrs experience working night shift. I have worked in several different hospital settings both small and large. Most of my experience has been with orthopedics and post op pts. I did manage to "survive" one year of a critical care step down unit. It was a great learning experience but I quickly learned that it wasn't for me. I feel horrible for saying this but I am sick of bedside nursing. Is it just me or has anyone felt this way or does feel this way? I know I need a change but not sure about which path I should choose. I know two things for certain 1. I need to get off night shift (I feel totally drained even on my days off) and 2. I want to get away from bedside nursing. I am tired of coming into work and feel like I am in a race not a nurse caring for her pts ( I can't be alone here). I have thought about several areas like the OR, PACU, home care, even working in a dialysis clinic. I do have to say, after only lasting a year on the step down unit before calling it quits, I any a little nervous to step out of "my box" again. However, I know that I need to for both my mental and physical health. Some of the things that I enjoy about nursing is being exposed to people from all sort of races, religions, countries and backgrounds. I enjoy talking with some of my "mature" pts and hearing about their lives and families and how things were "back in the day":) I love the hospitals that were up to date and had modern gadgets and software that allowed me to print and provide educational materials for my pts. (I totally believe in giving pts as much material and education as possible and giving them control over their own healthcare). So getting to the point (finally!). If anyone has any advice on a particular area in nursing that they would like to share, I would appreciate it. Or if anyone wants to discuss their job and what they like or dislike about it, I would like to hear that as well. I appreciate any advice or information that anyone is willing to share. Thank you in advance:D.
  12. FrogluvRn

    Thinking about relocating

    Hello All, I am a nurse with 15yrs med/surg experience mostly in orthopedics. I am thinking about moving to Louisville, KY or southern Indiana. I was wondering what the job market is like in this area. What are some good places to work and as well as places to avoid. How much do they pay for a nurse with experience? If anyone can provide information in this area, I would appreciate it. Thanks
  13. FrogluvRn

    Recommended Nurse Malpractice Insurance Companies

    Thank you to those who responded. This has been very helpful.
  14. FrogluvRn

    Recommended Nurse Malpractice Insurance Companies

    It's hard to say. People are so sue happy now a days. I think they would go after anyone if they thought they could get money. I hate to sound so negative but I have seen pts and family members just looking for reasons to sue and even threatening to sue before you even assess the pt.
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    Recommended Nurse Malpractice Insurance Companies

    Speaking of malpractice insurance, I heard different things concerning insurance. Some people say get it to cover your rear end, others say don't because people will be more likely to sue you if you have malpractice insurance. Any thoughts?
  16. I was in a very similar situation recently. I wanted to branch out in my nursing career by going from med/surg to critical care. I figured it would be great experience and look good on my resume. At first, I enjoyed learning new things and the staff that I worked wiith were actually very helpful and supportive. However, within a few months, I knew that critical care was not for me. I tried to stick it out as long a possible but believe me, I was miserable and stressed. By the grace of God I ended up landing a job in a field that I enjoyed. I was honest with my manager and told her that this job was not for me and I needed to do what is best for me. If you try to force yourself to stay at this job, you will end up cheating yourself in the end. Go with your heart. Do what's best for you!!