Burned out and hate nursing - page 21
Since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to be a nurse. I wanted to help people. I wanted to heal. Now 4 years out of nursing school, I HATE nursing with a passion. I am a med/surg nurse with... Read More
Jan 16Quote from netglowlook in the job for an it job and put your nameYeah informatics is kinda old. Never see ads wanting RNs for that anymore, they just use regular IT folks now. You know it's all corporate now. A friend of the family taught IT related stuff at a CC after he lost his IT job and now he's in charge of implementation and RN teaching at a hospital chain that's kind of in the boonies. He has absolutely no healthcare experience, and he teaches the RNs how to use the EMR....
Jan 23Look into becoming a clinical research associate for clinical research organizations like PPD, Quintiles, etc. A CRA audits charts for clinical studies, so they need a good medical background. No patient interaction, but you do interact with doctors and healthcare staff running the trials. You make good money as well.
Feb 16I found myself thinking I hated nursing as well, but in reality it was the particular setting/ environment/schedule I was working that was not a good fit for me. Since I've started doing agency nursing full time I have exposed myself to a wide variety of different settings and environments (LTACs, rehab hospitals, group homes, assisted living, and health fairs, to name a few) which has helped me break up old patterns and routines and adapt/grow my skills in many different ways- not to mention the better pay, extreme flexibility and picking my own schedule is a plus! All that being said, I really quite enjoy nursing now more than I ever have before. So if you think you're burned out and haven't tried working for an agency (or multiple ones) try it out. You just might like it.