Not a nurse, but... (Opinions please)

  1. Hi Everyone,
    These forums are very interesting and I'm learning a lot from you. I'm 37 and a former teacher who has worked for a medical device manufacturer (administrative work only) for the last 5 years. I thought about nursing, but I don't like to be jabbed nor do I want to do the jabbing. The thought of someone depending on me to put a catheter in gives me the shivers. I feel for that poor guy. :chuckle So nursing school is out, at least for now, but I'm interested in nursing work other than the jabbing stuff. Patient education is what I want. I'm working on my master's in health studies in order to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Asthma Educator. That degree will enable me to create and implement health education and promotion programs. I'm interested in Disease Management and Case Management, but it seems like every position I see requires an RN. Any ideas, other than being a CHES, what a non-nurse can do in patient education? Or do you think I'm on the right path?

    Thanks for your help, sorry this is a bit O/T.
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