i need some advice on what to do to build on my knowledge but at the same time i dont want to nurse anymore. i want out. i cant stand it anymore. i want to go back to school and get a ba but not in nursing. what can i do to build on my background so that i can get out of this job. i am 49 yrs old is it too lateeeeeeeeeeee for me? i need some real good advice anyone out there? i just cant do it anymore. thanks all. jd
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Just out of curiosity, what made you decide to get out of nursing?
I can take a guess. . .
Its hard work. Its a thankless job - manually intensive. Very little thanks - or support from the healthcare organization's administration. High stress, poor staffing, high patient-to-nurse ratios, obese patients. Difficult family members who don't understand what nurses really do ("are you my waitress?"), very low control over work hours. Colleagues that can be over and needlessly critical. Rewards of job satisfaction are few - maybe a thanks from a family or patient, or a doctor. Maybe a physician will come to you for advice (and actually follow it). Lets not even talk about JCAHO and the constant last second changes the week before their survey.
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Last edit by ArmyMSN on Oct 16, '06