I am in a similar position and really do not wish to be in nursing any more. I am an RMN in England, and its not the actual nursing that I dont like anymore (I enjoy nursing in Mental Health). However, after my last job, I feel I just cannot stay working as a nurse.(Joined the forum in the hopes I would gain some of my enthusiasm back, and maybe I will).
Anyway more to the point, as I wish to get out of nursing I have had to look to other careers. I dont really know if its the same for those of you in the US, but here nurses are very much involved with huge amount of paperwork, and management issues. Our ward managers are nurses, and even the staff nurses have to manage the wards in their absence, so we are involved in all sorts, ie duty rotas, training schedules, as well as all the usual nursing stuff such as risk assessment, discharge planning and liasing with the MDT. All this can be utilised in other environments, without necessarily re training.
So I decided to send my CV and covering letter to a number of prospective employers
, and have had my first reply, from a major international retail outlet, inviting me to apply for a managment position either in distribution or personel.
So a few words of encouragement, you can do so many other jobs other than nursing if you really want to get out.
Nursing equips one with so many skills related to admin and customer service. Life experience also counts for a lot when looking for a change. Just need to convince any prospective employer that the skills you have are adaptable to thier environment.