hospital nursing

  1. Hello to my fellow nursing friends! My name is Amber and I am new to this website. Here's a question I would like to ask....

    In nursing school, they kind of "train" you to think you need to be in hospital nursing for the rest of your life, or you aren't a good nurse. I have a problem with that, because I do not enjoy hospital nursing! Don't get me wrong, I love being a nurse, I LOVE helping people, and I love the days that I have patients that tell me I made their day better just by being there. However, it's not something I want to do for my entire life.
    I received my associate's degree in nursing, so I am a registered nurse at this point, striving towards my bachelor's degree. Only 1.5 semesters left! However I am at a loss of what to do after I graduate. I know I need experience in the hospital an dI will get that, but after that what else is out there????? I am VERY interested in complimentary/alternative therapies, but they don't teach you that in school so I don't even know where to learn about that stuff.
    I was just curious if anyone thinks I'm the weirdest person ever for not wanting to be a hospital nurse, and what else is out there for me to look into? I would greatly appreciate any suggestions/answers to these questions!

    Thanks for taking the time to read this!
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  3. by   mehringa
    just hang in there amber! you'll find what you want! just go searching for something you love to do. sounds like you already have an idea! just go for it!!

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