Nursing jobs are found everywhere, not just hospitals and nursing homes. Nursing careers have become common place in areas where they were never found before. Large corporations or places where manufacturing takes place will often employ a staff nurse to take care of routine and non life threatening injuries. Nurses will often work in insurance companies and evaluate medical claims or liability lawyers and review case information. Schools employ nurses as do children’s camps, vacation or beach clubs and visiting nurse associations.
Whatever you choose, select the one that is closest to your heart. It is already an advantage that there many to choose from. All you have to do is to be wise. You need to aim to be in service to other people more than anything else.
First, here are the requirements for a travel nurse. By knowing the requirements, you will know how you will qualify or if indeed you will ever qualify.
By the end of my shift I was sweaty and exhausted, as I had been all day, pretty much. I was glad to be going home without overtime. The patients were still pouring in, and there was no place left to put them. Noplace. So finally, we got permission from the County Dispatch to go on “ambulance diversion” which means the ER is still open to walk-in patients or patients brought by private car, but the dispatcher must not send any more ambulances to our facility because it is overloaded and unable to take any more. This finally went into effect at about 3:15 in the afternoon. It should have happened at 10:00 a.m. Why didn’t it?
Once I felt somewhat better, the certified nurse aid helped me to sit up. She gave be a bowl of warm water and a cloth to freshen myself. She helped me get dressed and gave me a sanitary pad as I had some bleeding after the procedure. The nurse made sure I was stable on my feet before she let me walk and assisted me to the step-down (recovery) lounge where Dale was waiting for me. It was good to see his face. I was given some sandwiches and a cup of tea while I waited for the ‘fuzziness’ in my head to completely disappear.
The advantage of being a travel nurse if you are an LPN is that the pay is usually better. Remember, in a hospital, aside from the LPN receiving instructions and tasks from a registered nurse, your pay is usually lower than a registered nurse.
The push to use women’s grants instead of student loans can be summed up in a few words. It is better to finish without a big debt overhead than to have to pay back years of high interest rate loans. For single mothers looking at raising there family and attending college this makes the most sense. After you finish school the student loan payments kick in one month later. Even though you find a great job the bulk of the income will go to paying back the loans. Women’s grants and scholarships never have to be repaid.
This profession is very rewarding, not just monetarily, but otherwise too. It is a way of serving mankind. Besides, you can also apply for CNA grants. But, you may have to check with your state for such grants. CNA classes are available online with some reputable institutes. Find out more about them as they give you an opportunity to work while you study. These classes help you prepare for the certification test.