Any new nurses escape the floor successfully ??? - page 2

Hello Allnurses, I was wondering if there were any newer nurses that have found positions in other areas besides floor nursing and have been successful in that area. I have <1 year of experience... Read More

  1. by   amohlke
    I just got off float pool and went to a wound clinic! Love getting away from the 12s and going to 8s, plus having weekends and all major holidays off to be with my kids. I have been at the wound clinic for a month and even though I went from 3 days to 5, I love it! It seems hard to find these jobs.. good luck!
  2. by   Delag5
  3. by   Delag5
    Question to the person doing pharmaceutical nursing. What is that like as a nurse? What do you do?
  4. by   kagarciaRN
    I worked 9 months of med-surg right out of nursing school. 12 hour night shifts. YUCK! Although I dreaded every minute of it, I will never regret my time because of all of the great experience I earned. Pharmacology was really tough for me in school and it was a really good chance for me to learn common medications. I now work in an outpatient procedures department AND LOVE IT!! Just check job postings at your hospital often and eventually you'll be done with floor nursing.
  5. by   chybabe
    Quote from Delag5
    Question to the person doing pharmaceutical nursing. What is that like as a nurse? What do you do?
    I mostly do health assessments/physicals on new donors to determine if they are eligible to donate plasma. I do a lot of infection control/infectious disease teaching and counselling. I also manage donor adverse events that occur during plasma donation. I learn so much everyday that i couldn't ask for a better JOB!
  6. by   nurse raven
    thanks everyone for sharing your experiences......very informative..
  7. by   %63theend
    I would love some updates to this thread! I'm interested in plotting my escape as well.... LOL
  8. by   mama.RN
    I work in a doctor's office and love nursing would never be my thing, so I didn't really pursue it. I have a lot of independence, my contribution to the practice is valued, and I work M-F days, all holidays off, no weekends or nights. Highly recommend it.
  9. by   SmilesHeal101
    To chybabe,If you don't mind me asking what company do you work for and what is your position/title? Jobs sounds interesting.
  10. by   phrozenone
    so what are the chances of a new grad getting a job outside of a hospital?
  11. by   nursynurseRN
    On bad days I feel like escaping the floor, on good days its like my sweat and tears counted. I can decided to take a desk job but i havent started. Dont knowif i will like but I hope it will be the better choice for me.
  12. by   Cintori
    I really found this thread helpful. Thanks to the author and everyone who helped the author of this thread. I've worked with Many hospice nurses who absolutely cherish their job if you ve ever considered hospice.
  13. by   kp21
    As soon as I got my license I started out as a part time agency nurse being sent out to long term care facilities. Ugh. I hated it. It was deppressing, and i really did not like working with old people. I did not last there for a year. Then me and my friend went to a Donna Carillio seminar in which she presented ideas to get out of bedside nursing - like pharmaceuticals, insurance, etc etc . She also gave tips on how to go about interviews.
    True enough, i finally scored an interview for a public health/community health clinic as a RN Nurse manager. I did all her tips even if i felt foolish doing them... But hey i landed the job. Im here now doing a M-f schedule... I will probably seek out a med-surg position soon tho since i wanna go back to school to get my masters/NP.