I've been a nurse for only 3 years and I recently have been feeling burned out. I really feel right now like I just don't want to take care of people anymore. I'm not sure why, this seems to have just come out of nowhere. I just started a new job as a float pool nurse in a large facility and, while I certainly don't hate it, I definitely don't love it. I don't know if that figures into it or not. I also have been taking care of people at home with chronic illnesses and maybe that has to do with it, I don't know.
I have worked at a physician's office for a month, and while I think it would be okay, I can't afford the drop in pay right now.
I have an associates, and I know that limits some options, but I am not in a position right now to go back to school.
ARE there any other choices out there for me other than bedside nursing? I wish I knew why I felt this way so I can fix it. I just dread going to work in the morning.
Apr 14, '04
What can you do with a nursing degree:
Work for the Red Cross--blood drives
State Health Nurse
Nursing Magazine Editor
Tele health Advice nurse
Urgent care clinic
The world is your Oyster--explore it.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Apr 14, '04