Dear Nurse Beth,
I have 9 years of experience in various units in the hospital. I am so burnt out I vomit before I go into work. Yes, literally. I have applied to other positions to no avail. I have great references, I am told I am the hardest working and moral person people have me told me over and over. I redid my resume but only am being offered travel hospital jobs. I just cannot do it anymore. Any advice please? Thank you so much.
Dear So Burnt Out,
It's time for a break from direct clinical practice! You have a strong resume and excellent work ethic. Nine years of pressure, stress and intensity is alot.
Here's some brainstorming thoughts:
Clinical nursing instructor for a local nursing program
Palliative care (inpatient role)
Activate your network and let others know you are looking for a new opportunity.
Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!