I live in IL, near Chicago, and I am already burned out from mistreatement from management and lousy working conditions. When I mean lousy, I mean one thermometer for the entire ED, improperly working cardiac monitors, or not supplies at all. Then, during an "HR interview to see what my plans were after I get my adopted daughters from Poland" my manager mentioned in front of the HR director that I "rolled my eyes" when asked to do some menial task and that I took 45 minutes to see a patient. So of course when I presented my side of the story, it was "you need to be more of a team player" BS. If
were a nursing offense there'd be no nurses working. I mean, is this really relevant? As for the 45 minutes to see a patient, the Charge Nurse failed to leave out that I was with an unstable patient at the moment when he told me "take the patient in 1. She's 101 years old w/constipation". So, I'm up to my eyeballs in being disgusted with nursing, even after such a short amount of time.
I have always wanted to go to law school and get some formal training in law, and this seems like a good compromise.
I'm ADN prepared and two years out of school, and already I am sick of bedside nursing. Not the patients, just the bs from the managers and the lies they will spout to get you on board, then treat you like furniture. But I digress.
Any real world experience out there would be most appreciated, and any recommendations for schools (especially in the Chicago area) would be great. I'm not looking to make a ton of money; I plan to work part-time so I can raise my newly adopted daughters (Yeah! 14 months old and just devils; we adopted from Poland). I'd like to take a decent job where I can use my head and not just follow orders from MD's as I feel I have been in the year I've been in the ED. (I have similar rants on this on other threads).
I have requested information from the Northwestern Business College (no idea if they are connected with Northwestern University) but the cost is pretty pricey -- almost 9K for one year of study. Your input is appreciated.
My goal would be to work part time for a law firm or have a fairly steady consultant business going. Any thought?
Thanks and Merry Christmas. We go back to Warsaw to get our girls Christmas night!