I am 28 years old and have Fibromyalgia and possibly have MS. I work acute Hemodialysis and it is just about to take a toll on me!! The work gets more stressful by the day. The job is really physically demandidng at times (pushing around heavy machines) and I am not sure how long I will be able to keep it up.
I wanted to go into case mgmt, but I was told without any CM experience, I couldn't get hired. Would love to work from home. If you know any co's that hire from home, could you please let me know?
To answer your question, you could take a class in Legal Nurse Consulting (with your CM experience you'd do great) and work as a LNC part time while holding on to your full time job until you see if the LNC thing will turn into full time. You could go back to school and get your JD and become a Nurse-Lawyer (More and more nurses are becomming lawyers(again, with you CM experience, this would be good). I've heard that research jobs are pretty easy. With your BS you could work as a pharmacy rep (if you are able to drive well and travel some).
The possiblilties are endless, but I don't think I would leave my desk job to work med-surg!!! Take it from me, ittakes alot out of healthy nurses, much less us nurses with health problems. I really hope I can get a desk job soon. You can e mail me at
Look forward to talking to someone who understands, we are kind of in the same position: I've been contimplating changing jobs for a while now, just scared and undecided, just like you!
Talk to you soon