Maybe you’re one of those people who entered nursing school knowing exactly what specialty you wanted to practice. If you’re like most of us, however, you’ve probably considered a range of specialties and even decided then changed your mind a few times.
The good news is that you still have plenty of time. Even if you don’t land your dream job right out of school, you’ll be able to explore other options with a little more experience. After all, one of the appealing things about a career in nursing is the flexibility it provides.
Unless you’ve been in outer space or a coma for the last month, you’re familiar with the concept of social distancing, and you’re staying home to help stop the spread of coronavirus and keep your family and community safe. I applaud you and thank you for doing your part. But home is a dangerous place too, and you may not be safe from your own self while sequestered there. Let’s not forget that there are other things besides coronavirus that can still harm us. I don’t mean to stoke fear and panic in an already panicky moment in history. But I do want to keep you out of the hospital. As an ER Nurse for 18 years, I’ve seen lots of everyday household activities go sideways and result in ER visits.
As nurses, we are accustomed to having job security based on the fact that people everywhere get sick or injured and need our services. But when you are no longer working bedside doing hands-on patient care, how secure is your job?
In this episode, we are going to look at one popular places nurses move to when working beyond the bedside, the insurance company, and discuss how secure those jobs are, steps you can take to increase your job security, and ways to get other job offers, just in case.
Want to work outside the hospital walls? Try Home Health Nursing. Home Health nursing can be a satisfying niche for nurses who are independent, have some nursing experience, and would like to care for patients outside of the hospital walls. Like all new jobs and specialties, there is a transition period to overcome. In this article we will discuss what home health nurses do, what makes this specialty non-traditional, the challenges these nurses face, how the author transitioned from hospital to home care, and how to thrive in this specialty.
Nursing is a great career choice if you know how to use it to your advantage. The Stay At Home Nurse Podcast will inspire and equip you to do just that! It’s a mix of interviews, special co-hosts, and solo shows from Deanna, that you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe now and get ready to change your life.