I am seroiusly considering getting the hell out of health care

  1. I am just sooooo discouraged right now. I work home health, and the clients are so very quirky and demanding. Agency work sucks right now, but I sure don't want to go back to facility nursing either. I would love to be able to go back to Grad school and get my Master's in Community Counseling. I would like to be able to open up my own counseling practice one day. Once I get some debts paid off, I am going to really start laying the graoundwork for that dream. Thanks for letting me vent and share.
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  3. by   Genista
    warrior woman- (((hugs))) i feel your pain. i'm still in the acute care trenches. not where i want to be anymore, but i'm saving up money. i will be moving into a new area early next year (not nursing). i say hooray for you- go for the master's . community counseling sounds like a wonderful niche. life's short. take a chance on your dreams. hope you feel better soon.






    Quote from warrior woman
    i am just sooooo discouraged right now. i work home health, and the clients are so very quirky and demanding. agency work sucks right now, but i sure don't want to go back to facility nursing either. i would love to be able to go back to grad school and get my master's in community counseling. i would like to be able to open up my own counseling practice one day. once i get some debts paid off, i am going to really start laying the graoundwork for that dream. thanks for letting me vent and share.
  4. by   warrior woman
    Thanks Kona. I thought when I graduated LPN school, I went into the job market with my eyes open. I just thought that I would make a bigger difference than I currently do now. I now know that counseling is my niche in life. My way to help others. I might even open a private practice in order to work with trauma survivors. It's going to take a while to get everything underway though.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ((((((((((((((((theresa))))))))))))))))))

    i feel your pain, sister. I am sorry!
  6. by   warrior woman
    Thanks babe. b
  7. by   sleepless in norman
    Read my story on this site entitled " Down and Dirty in the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing " by me sleepless in norman, I think more nurses should go into counseling, the one I have is wonderfull. Good luck.
    Quote from warrior woman
    I am just sooooo discouraged right now. I work home health, and the clients are so very quirky and demanding. Agency work sucks right now, but I sure don't want to go back to facility nursing either. I would love to be able to go back to Grad school and get my Master's in Community Counseling. I would like to be able to open up my own counseling practice one day. Once I get some debts paid off, I am going to really start laying the graoundwork for that dream. Thanks for letting me vent and share.
  8. by   barefootlady
    WW: I feel every word you have written. Wish you a better week.
  9. by   txspadequeenRN
    This is exactly why Im getting my BSN then going to Law school. I want to be a nurse attorney so when they get too *****y Ill just kick them out of my office! No really, law / goverment / nursing are my true loves and this is the only way I could combine them. But I still am tired of patients/ families..... :roll




    Quote from warrior woman
    I am just sooooo discouraged right now. I work home health, and the clients are so very quirky and demanding. Agency work sucks right now, but I sure don't want to go back to facility nursing either. I would love to be able to go back to Grad school and get my Master's in Community Counseling. I would like to be able to open up my own counseling practice one day. Once I get some debts paid off, I am going to really start laying the graoundwork for that dream. Thanks for letting me vent and share.
  10. by   lady_jezebel
    I'm tired of the patients, too. And the administration, and my co-workers. And the docs. And the way medicine/nursing is generally done in a hospital...

    Yet I've only been a nurse for eight months now. Once my baby is born, I'm taking family leave and will reconsider my options, too.

    Good luck with law school. Great plan!
  11. by   rjflyn
    The bad thing is you would probably end up having most of the same people as client for your counseling business unless you worked a cash or comercial insurance only basis.
  12. by   Tweety
    Girlfriend, talk to me. I feel your pain too. I like nursing very much, but some days if it wasn't for my debt I'd run away.
  13. by   CseMgr1
    My days in nursing are numbered, too. I'm sick AND tired of being held accountable for every little undotted "i" and uncrossed "t"...while others are being blatantly allowed to get away with murder. :angryfire
  14. by   warrior woman
    It just feels as if I'm not effective as a nurse. If I do anything where I feel I am effective, it seems I'm slammed for it. I'm currently trying to land a civil service health care job.

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