I went from hospital bedside to psych - which is a relative physically non demanding job, most of the time. It is what you make it. There are also multiple admin positions - both available only to nurses (nurse manager) and to anyone with a degree and sufficient experience to pull it off (program manager) that are primarily paper pushing positions... very little physical work, very little patient contact.
As a nurse and a teacher, I am honestly more concerned when you mention a learning disability. Nursing school is fast paced and intense - and so are many branches of nursing practice. I'm not saying you can't do it - but starting out in LVN school, where there is a lot of clinical practice and repetition, may be better than starting out in RN school, where there is a lot of reading, memorizing, writing care plans, etc. LVN's are just as much a nurse - and graduate school much stronger in clinical skills than an RN new grad - at least here, and generally have less trouble transitioning to RN than they would have in RN school the first time.
Last edit by SCSTxRN on Aug 8, '12
: Reason: to clarify