I've read on this site about accountants and social workers changing to the nursing field, but what about PT/OT/ST practitioners???
I began as a nursing student at 17, with the plan of becoming a NICU nurse. Academically I succeeded, but because I lacked the maturity to handle adult patient care tasks at that age, I decided nursing was not for me. I got my BS in child development and became a pediatric OT. Now I am working in the NICU and love it. I am also completing pre-reqs for a transition back to my original plan of NICU nursing, because I would like to expand my role in with infants/families and have more opportunities for growth.
Are you or do you know any therapist-turned-nurse? How does the work and pay compare? What about the workload, documentation and growth? I currently have a caseload of around 20 infants that I see 1-4 times per week. I think I would prefer the 3-4 pt load with all-day follow up and no need to bill/chart for each unit of service... I'm interested in any and all input! Many thanks...