Crazy that I can't call myself a new graduate anymore; however, I am certainly not the most experienced. I've been a bedside RN for about 2 years now. I've been primarily working on a busy neuro/stroke telemetry floor, that used to be step-down (3-1) but is 4-1 now. I love acute care, but I'm ready for a change, and would love to get out of bedside as there are so many options in nursing. It has been relatively hard to figure out what I want to do. I've thought about informatics, research/clinical trials, case management, sales, inventions too! However it's hard to find out what these jobs are actually like aside from their job description. I've heard to flight nursing, entertainment nursing (sounds interesting as I live in the entertainment capital), and boat nursing and would love to hear people's experiences.
I'd honestly prefer a non-salary, 3 day/12 hour a week, non bedside job, with the same pay or better than bedside! Don't know if that's possible though LOL. I have my bachelor's degree and I'm more than willing to to obtain my masters IF need be. Would love to hear from those who LOVE their job or those who feel like they have a unique, one-of a kind job. How did you get to where you are? What do you love about your job? What's you pay/hours? Also interested in hearing about those who essentially "created" a job for themselves, perhaps in the organization that they work.
Thanks for your stories!