I only have two semesters left, but am feeling like I am not happy at all with my career choice. Everyone keeps saying, "You're so close, look how far you've come", but the truth is, I don't know if I want to be a nurse now. Is there anyone else feeling this way? I can't tell you exactly what it is, I have just started doubting that I would be happy in this field, or any medical field. I'm trying to figure out what other career I could go into where all of my pre-reqs would transfer. Any suggestions?
Apr 28, '04
First, you need to decide what it is that you don't like. Is it taking care of patients and being involved in bedside care, or all of the science classes?
There are many, many things that you can do with your nursing degree that do not even involve being in a hospital..............Since you are so close, I still would recommend completing the program, if for the sole reason that you will always have something to fall back on, even if you don't do it for ten years, and all of a sudden decide that is what you want to do, you could take a refresher class over a couple fo months and be all set.
Do you have any idea of what you do like? What are the things that make you the happiest. I have been a nurse for over 25 years, sure there are things that I love, and things that I dislike immensely. But it has given me the option to do what I want and when I want. I have designed medical clinics from the ground up laying out all of the basics for the design of the facility, setting up and designing medical practices, worked in all of the specialty areas for the experience, etc. You just have to find your niche.
Now, I like teaching and that is what I am doing and making a difference in some nurses' lives that never would have had the chance, it is a nice feeling. You feel good when you go home at night...................
Hope that this helps...............
Last edit by suzanne4 on Apr 29, '04