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chacha82 has 3 years experience as a ADN, BSN.

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Nascar nurse has 25 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC & Hospice.

2,213 Posts; 32,160 Profile Views

Hospice - hands down. Never felt like more of a "real" nurse...have never had more heartfelt appreciation and feedback....have never felt like I made more of a difference EVERY SINGLE DAY than that job. But then the on call and hours tried to kill me...tried to kill my marriage, etc and I had to give it up for awhile. Someday I'm going back to it.

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

1,476 Posts; 14,048 Profile Views

Camp nurse.

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OyWithThePoodles has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Med-surg, school nursing..

1 Follower; 1,289 Posts; 12,093 Profile Views

School Nurse! Hands down the best decision I ever made.

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cardiacfreak is a ADN and specializes in Hospice.

697 Posts; 14,726 Profile Views

Hospice. For all the same reasons that a PP stated.

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Mavrick has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU.

1,576 Posts; 24,020 Profile Views

I am very pleased with my current PACU job but one of my former gigs was a Cerebral Palsy Camp Nurse. A lot of the counselors were teens and early 20's so they were not too medically savy. It was fun to let the campers teach them about their disease because they are the real experts. Many times they could predict a seizure and tell the counselor how to position them and what to look out for. "A seizure is an event not a crisis." I recall one of them saying. Makes it less scary and not anybody's fault.

The pay was dirt but I got to swim and go canoeing in the lake while on the job. S'mores optional.

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

4 Followers; 6,233 Posts; 69,563 Profile Views

I enjoyed my travel assignment to Honolulu in a CDU.

Now I enjoy working from home.

Nurses are used and abused... anywhere we go.

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

8 Followers; 142 Articles; 9,734 Posts; 249,910 Profile Views

My favorite job was as a DON in assisted living. My co-workers were awesome and everybody worked together as a team, even the upper administration. I also had some really cool residents who I loved spending time with; they had so much to teach all of us and we took their advice to heart. I still miss that job, which I unfortunately lost when some mental health issues I had got out of control and I couldn't make it better. It was the job I'd wanted to retire from someday. But I'm glad I had it for the two and a half years I worked at that facility, and I'll always remember it fondly.

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Hygiene Queen specializes in ......

1 Follower; 2,232 Posts; 34,766 Profile Views

I worked in an elderly daycare. It only had 6 employees and about 20 clients. It was not only fun, but it was the easiest job I had ever had. I couldn't wait for the days I worked there. It was a total break from my main job, which was very very stressful.

We played games, went on field trips, had hilarious and interesting conversations with our clients, and the families were awesome. I got to do a lot of teaching and had my own educational bulletin board that I could do with as I pleased. I only passed 1 to 4 meds a day. I had alllll the time in the world to chart, make phones calls, follow up and other duties. All clients took themselves to the toilet. My clients loved to come to my office and have 1:1 attention from The Nurse. It was lovely!

I always said that they would have to pry that sweet little nursing gig out of my cold dead hands. Well, I ended up moving and had to quit, but it was just in time because the brand new director is a complete asshat who knows nothing about healthcare or dementia or even basic human dignity.

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ClaraRedheart has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg.

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My first job as an RN :) A Med-Surg floor where I've been for 3 years now and where I plan to be until team/unit dynamics might significantly change for the worst. We have an amazing manager that is good at determining character when hiring, so most of my experiences with nurses and techs hired by her have been good. I used to work as a float tech during nursing school, so I was able to sample a variety of floors and experiences. I determined at that time, I didn't care what specialty that I ended up in, as long as it had good team dynamics. My mom is a late in life RN that had tried med-surg after a few years of a different specialty. Had a HORRIBLE experience and strongly warned me against it. It was my only option, but it worked out well. I think if she had worked on my floor with my team, she would have been ok as well. I'm truly blessed to work where I am with the people that I am!

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calivianya is a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

2,418 Posts; 35,576 Profile Views

My current job, for sure. With a few exceptions - the clique people - my coworkers are great. Our intensivists are really great, too. Good coworkers, good doctors, high acuity... love my MICU. Just wish we could get people to staff it!

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

7 Followers; 2 Articles; 2,863 Posts; 66,081 Profile Views

I love the job I have now in the emergency room. It's entertaining, I have a pretty good crew that I work with, the patients are varied, our working conditions are decent, and is just about as good as it gets for me. My boss is just a real decent human being too.

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