I am thinking that I cannot handle the stress of being a FNP. I have my BSN, and really like the idea of working in a clinic and helping patients all day, but I am a burned out ICU nurse. Too much adrenaline and can't seem to come down from all the cortisol!!! I've been out of ICU for 18 months now. I spent 13 years in ICU, 7 years med-surg hospital nursing. Now I work from home doing triage nursing but I earn $15 an hour. Which is not that big of a deal, but it is hard at times to make ends meet, we made a bad choice in our home, we should have bought a teeny tiny eensy weensy home but we were young and dumb!! Have 3 more years till its paid for, but we'll still have property taxes. Hubby makes low income also he is a county police officer.