Wanting to leave nursing- other job opportunities in New Zealand with a BHSC degree?

  1. Hello fellow nurses,

    I have been a nurse for a little over 2 years and have changed jobs 3 times (from gen med, agency nursing home and now back at the hospital as a chemo nurse). I have changed jobs to find a position where I had good hours, a low stress environment and leave the bullying from the first job.

    Unfortunately despite changing jobs I am still very burnt out and unhappy as a nurse, still very stressed out from the work environment and still finding that I'm being bullied by more senior nurses/ patronized and made to feel incompetent (which is very exhausting).

    I could write a very long essay as to why I'm burnt out and completely desilusioned with my career but I think that has been covered well by other nurses.

    I have also developed a mild anxiety disorder and I'm struggling at work because of this. In a way this is the main reason for wanting to leave. I need to look after myself now..

    I wanted to ask whether anyone has successfully left nursing to find another job or career with their BHSc degree? It would be such a shame to not be able to use my degree for another job/career. It was 4 years worth of sacrifice (including my postgraduate year).

    Thank you for your time and I appreciate any advice.
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  3. by   jennylee321
    What about practice nursing?Or community nursing? You'd be working more independently and have better hours.