I want to change careers from nursing to teaching, help! - page 2

by shalom

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I want teach 6th grade instead of nursing. I dont like nusring any more. Do anyone know about what education i need to teach. I have my BSN degree.Can I teach without a Master's degree?:)... Read More


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    Quote from new career
    How ironic! I have been in the field of education for 18 years and now I am looking to change fields and enter the nursing field. Chicago Public Schools has a wonderful program for people with Bachelors degrees in other fields to transition over to the field of education. However, I strongly suggest you substitute teach first. May I ask what made you decide to change careers?
    I strongly suggest you job shadow, and I mean every minute, three different nurses in three different settings, e.g. hospital med surg, LTC nursing home, redi med, etc. Why? A nurse is responsible for their routine stuff, like meds and Tx's plus if anything comes up, say an emergency, guess what, you still have to somehow get the other stuff done just as if it were a normal day. A nurse has to answer to EVERYONE! All the pts if they want help all at the same time, oh well. it's your a... er license. Drs, family, friends, housekeeping, management, other nurses, ... the list goes on. It's not like you can concentrate on a particular task, until it is done, and then go on to another one. Typically you are responsible for several tasks that have to be done now! Of course often they can't be, but guess what? You are still held over the fire for not getting it all done somehow. It's a no win situation. Damned if you do, and...
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    Quote from Silverhawk
    I strongly suggest you job shadow, and I mean every minute, three different nurses in three different settings, e.g. hospital med surg, LTC nursing home, redi med, etc. Why? A nurse is responsible for their routine stuff, like meds and Tx's plus if anything comes up, say an emergency, guess what, you still have to somehow get the other stuff done just as if it were a normal day. A nurse has to answer to EVERYONE! All the pts if they want help all at the same time, oh well. it's your a... er license. Drs, family, friends, housekeeping, management, other nurses, ... the list goes on. It's not like you can concentrate on a particular task, until it is done, and then go on to another one. Typically you are responsible for several tasks that have to be done now! Of course often they can't be, but guess what? You are still held over the fire for not getting it all done somehow. It's a no win situation. Damned if you do, and...
    Silverhawk, I find your description of hospital nursing to be very accurate (unfortunately). I have a BS in elementary education (certified K-8), then decided to get my BSN because the salary for teachers was pathetic. Although I now make twice as much as I made teaching, the stress level in the hospital I recently left was unbelievable. I left hospital nursing a few weeks ago for a position in the treatment room of an oncology practice, and so far am happy with my decision. I wouldn't go back to teaching though, the pay is so low. Maybe I'll be a school nurse someday
    I know accelerated certification programs for teachers exist, as there is a demand for good teachers nationwide. Good luck!


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