Jump to content

What speciality would be good for me?

Career   (88 Views 2 Comments)
by DunderMifflin DunderMifflin (New Member) New Member Nurse

11 Profile Views; 1 Post

Hi all! 

So I just graduated and got my nursing license and was wondering what RN job would be good for me?

Some background about me is that I worked as a CNA at a hospital on a tele floor full time while going to school full time. My floor will not be hiring me as I (supposedly) don’t have good time management and I am forgetful (I do have ADHD and managing 12+ patients is harder on me, but throughout clinical both instructors and patients were impressed with my care. I am able to handle four patients very well, five if they are more simple) although they appreciate that I am knowledgeable, a hard worker that picks up extra shifts frequently, and completes my work on time. Also, I love making a difference in the lives of patients even if it’s a short time. I pride myself on that as I have received countless star care card reviews from patients over the years I have worked at the hospital. I feel like some of the criticism is biased, but just based on those comments, plus the fact I would not like to work in a SNF what job options would be open to me? 

My ideal job would be working days either 12 hr shifts or (more preferably a 7-3 or 8-4 or 9-5) 8 hr shifts and would have me only focusing on a few patients at a time. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

4 Followers; 5,804 Posts; 45,960 Profile Views

If your current unit will not hire you, that's a pretty bad sign. Its good you have figured out how to manage your ADHD.

I would suggest another med-tele unit at another hospital. It is unlikely you wil get day shift.

You could also consider doing flu clinics or other outpatient clinic nursing.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites