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Wanted: Nurses to Interview

I seem to have developed an interest in other fields of nursing.  I think the most “typical” nursing field is probably med/surg in a hospital.  But nurses are everywhere!  What about nurses who work on cruise ships?   At stadiums or on movie sets?  Are there nurses who work for NASA?  On Antarctica?  This blog has mainly been about my experiences in CCU, but I’d love to learn more about what other kinds of nursing jobs there are!

I decided to start a new category for codeblog that will hopefully become a recurring feature.  I’d love to interview nurses who work in offbeat areas.  I’m interested in what your day is like, what you do, what your experiences have been.

If you work in an unusual field of nursing, one that isn’t “mainstream,” write to me at codeblogrn@gmail.com.  Even if you do work in a mainstream field (hospital, school, prison, etc) and you are interested in being interviewed for this blog, feel free to write to that same address.  Doesn’t matter if you have a blog or not.

Interviews posted so far:

Nurse who works with the Developmentally Disabled

Nursing Informatics RN

Director of Nursing, Rehab/Long Term Care

Correctional Nursing

Nurse Journalist

Cardiac Cath Lab

Nurse Author – Tilda Shalof, RN

School Nurse

Operating Room – Assistant Clinical Nurse Manager

Humanitarian Nursing

 

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Hi Gina:

I’m interested to see your future interviews with nurses working in various industries.

If you’re interested in talking with nurses that are not in traditional bedside roles you may want to check out a LinkedIn group that we started here at Pathway Medical. The group is called “Nursing Beyond the Bedside”. You may be able to make some great connections there with 202 members and more joining every day. Here’s a link to more about the group and how to join.

http://pathway-medical.com/blog/2010/04/nursing-beyond-the-bedside-a-new-network-for-non-bedside-nurses/

Best of luck. Looking forward to reading your future blog posts.

Update: Getting some great offers from nurses! Keep ‘em coming!!

Back in my pre-nursing days I knew an RN who worked at one of the main non-corporate rock&roll venues in Chicago! Overdoses, intoxication, fights, tramplings, N&V…imagine having that job!

I wouldn’t say my position in the Cath Lab is unusual, but it’s not traditional bedside med-surg either. I’m always interested in getting involved in the community :)

You should interview some of the specialty nurse bloggers out there like Cora over at InfusionNurse.org or Amy aka @MidwifeAmy on twitter.

Love the blog as always! Keep it up.

Hi Gina: I’m interested to see your future interviews with nurses working in various industries. If you’re interested in talking with nurses that are not in traditional bedside roles you may want to check out a LinkedIn group that we started here at Pathway Medical. The group is called “Nursing Beyond the Bedside”. You may be able to make some great connections there with 202 members and more joining every day. Here’s a link to more about the group and how to join. http://pathway-medical.com/blog/2010/04/nursing-beyond-the-bedside-a-new-network-for-non-bedside-nurses/ Best of luck. Looking forward to reading your future blog posts.

I’m not sure that my job is unusual but I think there are fewer medical imaging nurses than of any other specialty. I love being a medical imaging nurse. I am currently in school working on my NP and hope to continue to work in medical imaging.

Hi, Gina. I am a nurse with more that 25 years of experience.. i have been away from the acute care setting working in managed care and have a strong desire to get back to the hospital bedside. I have taken all the recommended steps and after 5 months I am still looking for a job. I’m wondering if you;ve run accross any readers in a similar situation.

If you’re interested in talking with nurses who have volunteered abroad contact us through our website http://www.onenurseatatime.org

Nancy Leigh HArless, RN, WHCNP
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I’m working as a travel nurse…I’d be willing to do an interview if you have interest :)

As a nursing student, I find all your blogs very educational and informative.

I feel encouraged about the nursing profession as I read your posts

hi there:) nurse from norway working with canserpatients just found you!:) And I´m glad I did! feel free to ask me questions about nursing over here if you feel like it! I´de be happy to answer, we do things quite differently:) love your blog- r

Hi Gina! This is a Great Blog. I love to read about nurses’ stories.

Hello Gina,
Your blog is really fantastic. I have just discovered it and read about twenty posts and although I am not a nurse I learn a lot reading them. I have been an English teacher in a nursing school of France and I would like to know if you would agree for me to use some of the stories posted here to teach English to my students with their contents. I would of course quote the source and the author each time I would do it. I will anyway tell the soon-to-be nurses to visit your blog and why not propose something as soon as they are able to write it in a fluent enough English. Thank you in advance and congratulations for this great job you’re doing.

Hello,
I just found your blog while searching for other nurse blogs. I am an rn and just started a new job as a hospice nurse. I am seriously considering starting a blog to document my journey into this field.
I was wondering if you know the legality of blogging about patient experience. Is it okay if you omit names, dates, places etc.? What about confidentiality etc.?
Also I saw that you were wanting to hear from hospice nurses. I don’t have much experience (one day so far) but here I am! =)

Dont know if any of these areas are of interest but I have worked in several “non traditional ” arena’s in my last 18 years as a nurse. Including: Workman’s comp case manager, legal consultant, home based cardiopulm rehab, private geriatric case manager, hospice and currently teaching lab and clincals to undergrad nurses while working on my MSN as a NP.

I always tell people that one of the fantastic things about nursing is the numerous directions you can take your career. Never any reason to be bored! LOL

Hello
This blog is very interresting and I want you guys to join us at http://www.grelu.com. During my nursing school year I was reading the codeblog.com and grelu.com. Both complement each other.

It is a very interesting site for nurses and I love it already.

Hi Gina!

I’m a postpartum nurse so nothing atypical there but I do make accessories for nurses on the side which has been pretty fun! A lot of hospitals are moving toward uniform standardization, so nurses are no longer able to show off their personal style. I’ve tried to fix that with BadgeBlooms. http://www.etsy.com/shop/badgeblooms

I’d love an interview if you’re interested….

I am not a nurse yet… but I have been working as a nurse Tech in a critical care pediatric cardiology unit in a Hospital for a few years… and prepping for nursing school. This is a very interesting blog… I am very interested in learning all about different areas of nursing and unlike many of my coworkers, I love to float to other units just so I can see all the more!

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