I found my dream job in Public Health :)

  1. Hello Allnurses,

    It feels like only yesterday I was taking pre-reqs for nursing school and then going crazy trying to get through nursing school and pass state boards. Well, I learned really fast that nursing isn't anything like the media portrays it to be, a highly respected money making field. I learned even faster that floor nursing was not something I would remain in for long. I honestly wanted to give myself 3 years on the floor, but the opportunity came and I ran for my life I was working on Mother Baby, which many ppl already consider their dream job, but I never really liked OB. I'm currently working for the state and I absolutely LOVE my job, I actually feel like a nurse. I leave work feeling like I'm doing what I was meant to do, and I'm appreciated for it. I get to educate and also get to know my clients and I help them in times when they feel like they have no one else to turn to. There is a lot of autonomy and professionalism in this area that I did not see when I worked on the floor. Now no job is perfect, but the truth is it may be perfect for someone out here. Just thought i'd share a piece of my success story and give someone else in the world of nursing hope, just as many ppl on this site did for me My motto is, all things r possible through Christ Jesus. Many times I heard, there r no jobs out here for new grads, new grads have to start on M/S, new grads hav to work midnights. I'm thankful that I continue to trust in God & not Man.

    God Bless Allnurses
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  3. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    What a refreshing post ! Congratulations on your dream job. I get so overwhelmed with joy when thinking of the goodness of God. God gives us favor and All things are possible with HIM.
  4. by   Pigeons
    Congrats! God is good

    Can I ask what your position or title is? I considered getting a MPH but wasn't sure what kind of jobs were available with it and whether I had to already have a career in the healthfield to make the MPH worth it. There were all these concentration areas like epidemiology, behavioral health, environmental health etc
  5. by   mrzgirl
    Congrats!!! Just the reminder that I needed that God will show me the path to take when I get out of nursing school!!! =D
  6. by   want2banurse35
    Congrats on your dream job! I hope to do bedside for a few years then moving into public health as well.
  7. by   sweetnurse63
    Congrats!!!!! wife&mommy RN, Our God is truly AWESOME and AMAZING and he opens the right door for us at the right time!!!!!!
  8. by   Chin up
    I am truly happy for you! Mostly for your gratefulness. I needed to hear that and I too am grateful for all the doors and opportunities He has opened for me. He won't leave you there alone either, He will continue the work He started. PTL!
  9. by   sameyjaney
    Congrats!! Happy for you!!
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  11. by   valzRN
    I am so happy that you have found your dream job! I too, work in public health. What division do you work and for what state? I work in School Health as a school nurse and I too love it. It's a very rewarding job for me personally. I love the kids that I work with and the staff is amazing. There is a lot of autonomy for sure. I usually have another nurse that I work with, an RN, but for most of this school year I have been alone. I am an LPN right now and just started in the LPN to RN Career Mobility program and will take next year off from work. I am planning to come back to school health after I get my RN. For everyone that is looking to work as a school nurse though, I need to tell you, that most of what you do in elementary school is health alerts, care plans, 3 points, and health screenings. There are flu clinics and immunizations and every opportunity for education. The Health Support Tech, which is the position that I currently hold, is the one that does a majority of the first aid and other clinic visits. Right now, I am the nurse and the tech. I like it that way though. I love my job and I love the kids that I work with and I hate that I won't be there next year. But, I know that when I get my RN I will be back. I love working as a school nurse.
  12. by   Pigeons
    Oh my bad its Public Health not MPH
  13. by   iPink
    Thank you for sharing, this gives me hope as a Nursing Student. God has showed you favor and I know he'll do the same for me.
  14. by   BrewerRN
    I am right there with you, OP. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my public health job. It took me 14 years of nursing to finally find my dream job, but I did. I really feel like I was lead here by God as well. I was never happy in any position I had before, but I know that all of my RN positions prior to this, prepared my for the job I have now. I really feel like I make a difference. I can follow my kiddies from birth through age 5. I am in the home and become a part of the family. I get hugs and smiles. It's the BEST nursing job I have EVER had!!!