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by shiina,RN shiina,RN (New Member) New Member

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Sorry for my question, i hate to ask this, but i need to know.

I don't have any experience in nursing job yet since I graduated 2003.

Now having a license, I am on job look out.I saw openings as staff nurse,charge nurse in the hospital.

Could you please, please explain to me, what particular job each is doing?

I am considering attending a refresher course first before I will be applying, but just want to

know now.

Thanks for understanding my ignorance.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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Your post has been moved to the General Nursing Discussion forum so that you may hopefully accrue more responses to your questions. Good luck to you!

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OR RN Ramone has 18 years experience and specializes in Surgery.

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The easy answer to your question is in the names of the positions themselves. A staff RN is on the front lines of a unit handling patient care and a charge nurse is "in charge" maintaining an overview and guiding/organizing the work that gets done each day.

As someone without any experience you will probably want to apply for the staff position unless you have a strong backround in leadership/organizational roles.

Good luck with your job search!

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CNL2B has 10 years experience and specializes in multispecialty ICU, SICU including CV.

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Be prepared to explain why you never worked, too. I think you probably would find a job more quickly if you took a refresher course -- I am sure all your skills are very, very rusty. Agreed that you are going to need to start at the bottom (in a staff role) and get some experience.

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Otessa has 19 years experience and specializes in Little bit of everything!!.

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Staff Nurse-experienced nurse or not

Charge nurse-experienced nurse (prefer 1+ years of recent experience)

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Be prepared to explain why you never worked, too. I think you probably would find a job more quickly if you took a refresher course -- I am sure all your skills are very, very rusty. Agreed that you are going to need to start at the bottom (in a staff role) and get some experience.

Thanks for your comment.

I agree with you,my skills must be very rusty this time.But I am confident with the refresher course, I can easily gain momentum as I am the kind that is very serious in learning.

The staff position I saw in our hospital only asked for 4 months experience, I hope I would qualify.

Before getting my RN,I was an experienced nursing aide in my country which is a 2 year course.I also have a business degree and licensed, so maybe all these will be reflected in my resume.I understand that what is also relevant is the present experience after being an RN, so I will work on attending this refresher course.

Thanks for those who replied.I am still in cloud nine of passing my RN.but come now the reality of not having an experience.:clown:

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