Can anyone give me some suggestions on how to get out of dialysis nursing. I have been a dialysis nurse most of my career. I don't want to do this anymore. I respect the hard work and value of dialysis nurses, but for me after 25 years of nursing, mostly dialysis, I think I want something with less stress.
However, I don't see a job market friendly to hiring someone who has performed dialysis nursing as long as I have. Of course, working with dialysis patients, I have been exposed to adults and some adolescents with numerous co-morbidities and health related issues, but my resumes still has years of dialysis nursing and employers focus on this. I've been a nurse for a long time, but I also started very young so I don't think age is the main issue with me finding other employment. I don't really want to take on a part time job to add experience, because my dialysis job is stressful enough and I have to take call on weekends. But still, I'm willing to consider any suggestions you think may help me get out of dialysis nursing. I would prefer to work in an outpatient area and this is what I have been applying for but so far no luck. I'm willing to take a pay cut or work part time. I have worked all areas in dialysis nursing and do not wish to change positions within dialysis.