What Else Can I Do For A Living? - page 4

Hi everyone: I'm having a rough time with this field. I have been a nurse for 7+ years and have worked in many different settings. I just got another job that I thought I would like, but I... Read More

  1. by   FrankRN2017
    I cant stand how the Nursing profession is. Furthermore the attitudes suck.
  2. by   jadams92
    I've been a nurse for a little over 2 years now and am planning to quit within the next few months. I feel so disconnected from my job and absolutely DREAD going to work. Over the last 5 months I've gradually dropped my hours from 0.8 to per diem and have absolutely no shame in telling people that I'm trying to leave. I'm at a point right now that I'm actually hoping to get called off or trying to think of ways to get out of work, even with the pay cut I took dropping to per deim. I hate the stress and politics of the hospital, I feel unappreciated, and it's killed my creativity. On top of that, it's affected my health. I have gone through episodes of depression and have developed work related anxiety.

    I'm absolutely terrified of quitting because it means I will have no income, but thinking about quitting gives me a sense of relief and bliss that I otherwise wouldn't have. I don't know if I'll ever work as a nurse again. No other nursing job appeals to me now. The only thing I look forward to is my last day at work.

    As far as your situation, if you feel anything like me, I say quit your job! If you don't want to do something as bold, then firstly, try to drop your hours.
    If you can't or if that doesn't help, then look for another nursing job. Possibly something completely different than what you're doing now. Case management, school nurse, clinics, hospice, home health, and ambulatory care, informatics, research, insurance, just to name a few.

    If you are still feeling the way you are feeling after trying these things then maybe it's time for a career change. You can't keep feeling like that and at some point you have to start looking after your own health. Otherwise, it will eat you up inside.
    Last edit by jadams92 on Dec 13, '17
  3. by   roboblazer
    What exactly do you do for an insurance company? Sounds interesting. I also have been holding on to my insurance license just in case I need it but then again I might not. My RN might be enough.
  4. by   sistasoul
    What insurance company? I have been trying to find a job in insurance for a while now?
  5. by   dustbowldarrell
    Bite the bullet and get out now! Don't wait like I did and be STUCK. Nursing is a joke. BSN degree is a joke and it's designed to make people feel better about themselves. Like a participation trophy! The words professional and nurse should never be used in the same sentence! !!GET OUT!! Don't waste your life!
    Last edit by traumaRUs on Dec 15, '17
  6. by   Nancy C.
    I totally left Nursing with no shame and now doing Acupuncture. Be my own boss. My loan is big but I have good investment CD in terms of bitcoin (no packages) earning compound interest 1% daily, Get on the boat before it becomes main stream crytocurrency next year.
  7. by   Proverbs16:24
    Nancy,congratulations on starting your business.
  8. by   wondern
    Acupuncture, massage, both sound great. After working in nursing a while you'd already be prepared unknown-jpegfor the Roller Derby. Sorry y'all I couldn't resist this morning. I woke up spunky I guess.
  9. by   Flatline
    Quote from dustbowldarrell
    Bite the bullet and get out now! Don't wait like I did and be STUCK. Nursing is a joke. BSN degree is a joke and it's designed to People makerfeel better about themselves. Like a participation trophy! The words professional and nurse should never be used in the same sentence! !!GET OUT!! Don't waste your life!
    What? Serious question, are you drunk?

    How in the world are you stuck? There are about a bazillion different jobs for nurses of every specialty and experience.

    Hell, I work with NPs, new grads, MSNs, BSNs, diplomas, adult critical care, NICU, LTC, home infusion, clinical researchers, on and on.

    All you have to do to move is pick up your foot.
    Last edit by traumaRUs on Dec 15, '17
  10. by   CardiacDork
    Quote from Been there,done that
    You need to think outside the "box" of nursing. I don't even know what a MSN in management could do for you, but one would think it could be a satisfying career.
    I make 6 figures sitting on my tookas at home, for an insurance company.

    Best wishes in your search.
    Need more info on this please. Lol.
    Seriously let's talk!
  11. by   Irish_Mist
    You could work for an insurance company doing audits, telephone triage, etc. You could work for an attorney, particularly one who does medical malpractice.

    You sound so beaten down and burnt out. I truly hope you find some peace no matter what job you work.
  12. by   winniewoman9060
    1. Seek a counselor. Best investment in yourself. You need to talk to someone and maybe some drugs to assist you. You sound burnt out and depressed. Been there, done that.
    2. See all the other comments. They're some good ideas in there. Ignore "snarky" remarks.
    3. Good luck
  13. by   Orion81RN
    Quote from Julius Seizure
    Who are these nurses and why do they let TV shows have such silly medical errors and TV hospitals entirely run by doctors?
    I'm seeing less shocking of asystole, at least. And it seems somebody got the memo that you don't do like 10 soft compressions a minute ROTFL.
    What I do find hilarious is that Grey's Anatomy makes the Chief of Surgery out to be the boss of the whole hospital, not just surgery. I'm like really, Shonda? You should know better in almost 2018.

    I was watching ER yesterday, and a dr yelled out, non-rebreather! A few minutes later I said to my husband, "I'm still waiting for that non-rebreather mask."

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