I've been an LPN for 5 yrs. and an RN for 7 months and I am so ready to get out of nursing altogether. To me, most nursing jobs
are "dead end." For one thing, I love the patients, but on the other hand I am not a people person and it really stresses me out to do this (sure, I realized you had to work with people when I got into nursing and I thought I would learn to deal with it but I didn't). I don't like being expected to look a certain way and to know "everything" because I'm an RN. I really don't like how some patients (and especially families) believe they are your "boss" and you are their "servant" and attempt to lord this over you at all times with lawsuits and rumors of lawsuits (in fact, my boss and myself have been called into a meeting with an attorney next week. I don't like to be away from home and my children. Let me be like the old woman in a shoe!
My husband doesn't like the idea of half our current income being lost but since I've learned I'm expecting and I know he really wants more children I'm going to use this as leverage on my behalf.
Meanwhile, I really do need to find an alternative income. In the past, I have been into making the natural herbal soaps and candles and I know there are people who have made little businesses out of this. Of course, it wouldn't be much but with some frugality I might make it work. I also sew and have been told I'm very talented, to which my internal response was "yeah, sure" but this has put some dreams into my head about possible businesses like custom wedding dresses or something.
At any rate, I've had it with nursing.