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#1 fruitbat72

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

I have been wanting to get into a particular specialty of nursing for over a year now - very specific and difficult to get into (pain management) as there aren't many jobs. I have the background and have done some study but have been lurking for the opportunity.

I approached them earlier this year about doing some time with them and have chatted with them on and off. I did one shift but life caught up with me.

I got an email yesterday from them asking me if I was interested in doing more shifts with them as they have recently got more funding.

Oh yes indeedy. biggrin.gif

And what makes it better is that I was told (by one of the seniors) that they only take the very best. So they obviously think I have what it takes.

YAY ME

#2 *mylittleprince*

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Congratulations, you are obviously very good at what you do.

#3 soontobegran

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Congratulations.
Pain management requires a very special kind of nursing...good luck.

#4 Shadowess

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

That's awesome! Well done!


#5 *-*

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

Well done!!

#6 *Spikey*

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

Congratulations! biggrin.gif

#7 *Natski82*

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

How awesome. Our pain management nurses are awesome chicks. Well done.

#8 TillyTake2

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

Congratulations!! That sounds like an interesting area, what made you choose it, what is interesting about it to you? I'm always interested in why nurses & drs choose particular specialties original.gif

#9 ubermum

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:30 PM

QUOTE (TillyTake2 @ 17/12/2012, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Congratulations!! That sounds like an interesting area, what made you choose it, what is interesting about it to you? I'm always interested in why nurses & drs choose particular specialties original.gif


Me too. I am starting my grad program soon and will be thinking about specialising. What does a pain management nurse do exactly?

#10 ScarfaceClaw

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

I have a love hate relationship with our pain team, as I work in ICU. I do, however respect their knowledge and input when it comes to weaning sedation, and in particular burns and other neuropathic type pains.

Congratulations. there is nothing quite like your own niche, I know I've found mine and I love it!


#11 AprilEthereal

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:11 PM

Congratulations. original.gif

#12 trebambinibelli

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

Congratulations OP, that would be an incredibly challenging area!

#13 Therese

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:01 AM

Congratulations!

#14 beakie

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:11 AM

That's so awesome! Congrats original.gif

#15 fruitbat72

Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

What made me choose it? I have been working in anaesthetics and recovery for a long time and I am finding the sheer psychological and physical strain of theatre is getting to be very draining. I have a long standing back injury and I honestly don't think I can tolerate OT for much longer.
When I was doing my grad cert last year, I chose a pain subject as an elective and absolutely loved it - even though the physiology is incredibly complex, I read and read and read until I had a basic understanding. I realised then that this is where I wanted to go with my nursing and have been pursuing it since. My main interest is with chronic pain and working with a multidisciplinary team - I am also interested in the use of alternative therapies and psychological approaches.

For some reason, it ticks all the boxes for me. I am STOKED.

Plus the hours are family friendly

#16 *melrose*

Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

Congratulations op!

#17 katbalou

Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

Congratulations OP.

It is indeed good news when someone finds their particular "spot".  Hope it is everything you expect.  Sounds amazing.




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