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What kind of non-clinical jobs RN new grads are getting?

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Any new grads RN's getting any type of non-clinical jobs ? If so in what area?

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

I am not sure what the definition of "non-clinical" is. Many new grads have gone back to their old lines of work due to inability to find work as an RN. That would be non-clinical but I don't think that is what you mean?

I have a classmate who is now a case manager for a hospice company. Not sure if that is non-clinical.

Clinical research organizations like PRA International, Quintiles, Parexel, Convance, etc may hire new grads as entry level clinical research associates, but those positions are rare/few and far between and vary depending on your background in addition to your nursing degree. More than likely new grads start off as research/clinical trial assistants and move up to clinical research associate. Healthcare IT organizations like Cerner, and Mckesson also hire new grads as entry level delivery consultants.

Hi Mybabies2000,

I am a new grad. I just graduated in December. I just got a job in a blood center and I will be trained in apheresis/phebotomy nurse. My starting pay is 26/hr and I will start in 2 weeks.:w00t:

I want to work in the ICU but I live in the Seattle area and the competition for even med/surg jobs is pretty stiff. While I work here I will learn as much as I can and look for a part time hospital job.

I work in a wellness center in NJ. I mostly work with biofeedback patients but I also give injections and monitor/DC IVs. It's not stressful at all and I love it. This is my second job as an RN, but I only just gained one year of experience last month. I learned a lot at my first job in a prison but it was a little too autonomous for the new grad. I think I knew from the first semester in nursing school that I never wanted to be a bed side nurse. It's not for everyone.

NJprisonrn,

I agree with you that the bedside is not for everyone. I would like to go to ICU to get into Nurse anesthesia and if not then I want to be a psychiatric NP in the out patient setting. I am keeping my options open.

New Grads that want to go into the hospital setting but find you are having a hard time getting a position, try to get experience where you can as an RN but keep applying to the jobs you want and learn as much as you can where you are and try to be the best at what you are doing:nurse: as a RN, just keep your options open.

I hope to hear more new grads who have positions outside the hospital setting. Cheers.

I work in a wellness center in NJ. I mostly work with biofeedback patients but I also give injections and monitor/DC IVs. It's not stressful at all and I love it. This is my second job as an RN, but I only just gained one year of experience last month. I learned a lot at my first job in a prison but it was a little too autonomous for the new grad. I think I knew from the first semester in nursing school that I never wanted to be a bed side nurse. It's not for everyone.

I am excately like you I currently work at the hospital as a student nurse, graduating this spring and I know I do not want to work at the bedside. Everything is rush rush rush I cant talk or teach which I before..I also believe healthcare is expanding and outpatient clinics are the wave of the future so you are in a good place...

Inori, BSN, RN

Specializes in Ambulatory care. Has 3 years experience.

Well i work in outpatient clinic. I consider it it clinical job er just not bedside care. Anyways the skillsets are different so instead of doing IV lines, titrating stuff, drains and wounds. I spend most of my time triaging, assessment, talking, pt education, managing my team of pcas, giving shots and handling emergencies. I really like my job after all I wanted a spot that dealt with people and I interact with tons of people every day from all walks of life. Some of us are lucky to get into the specialty we wanted, others grew into the specialty and a few are just happy anywhere. good luck and plan your career after you get a few years experience you can change jobs.

I am excately like you I currently work at the hospital as a student nurse, graduating this spring and I know I do not want to work at the bedside. Everything is rush rush rush I cant talk or teach which I before..I also believe healthcare is expanding and outpatient clinics are the wave of the future so you are in a good place...

I think you are right. Outpatient and home care are the big things now. It's more cost effective and patients would rather not be in the hospital in the first place. Bedside nursing will always be there, of course. I just hope it improves over time for both patient and nurse!

flyingchange

Specializes in MPH Student Fall/14, Emergency, Research. Has 2+ years experience.

Thread necromancy, but I'll bite.

I was hired as an ER nurse after graduation last April and was recently hired as a clinical research coordinator for Emergency Medicine. My time in emergency was critical to my application, but I was able to draw on a lot of my pre-nursing experience as well (corporate, customer service, technology, etc.)

I have an office, a desk, and an hour long lunch break. I'm also on contract, though, so if funding runs out I will likely return to the floor.

This is November 2017.

I am exploring entry level jobs for RNs with an ADN.

If I am able to get into and complete my ADN, I will be at least 62 years old. Right now I am a full time university faculty.

So, where can I find an updated list of entry level jobs for RNs with ADN who do not want to do or cannot do bedside nursing in a hospital (many posts emphasize it might be difficult for an older graduate)

Is there some less strenuous way of getting clinical experience?

How easy is it to find entry level jobs with insurance companies or be a case manager?

Is it true that you can work from home too with an ADN after getting a couple of years clinical experience?

I have a PhD, and a couple of MAs in the Humanities. I plan to take nursing prereqs to see if I am suited for it.