Welcome to allnurses!
Well, I don't want to discourage you -- and kudos for doing your research up front! -- but most of the things you identify as reasons you don't like being a flight attendant are even bigger issues in healthcare (as HouTX already noted). You will definitely
see people at their worst (they will act and treat you in ways they would never imagine possible if they weren't sick/in crisis, or they just aren't in control of their behavior and "bodily functions"), there is oversight and accountability like you wouldn't believe (not just the employer and the FAA, but your employer, the state, your licensing board, the Federal gov't, and various regulatory agencies), and there's lots
of repetition. (On the "up" side, there's v. little sitting around.
Most discussion here is about working in hospitals because that's where the large majority of RN jobs are. Physician's offices rarely use RNs, because they can use LPNs and MAs much more cheaply and the work in offices rarely involves an RN's scope of practice. Those jobs are few and far between -- they also pay poorly (that's the trade-off for the M-F/no holidays/no weekends aspect of the jobs), and there's a lot of competition for the few of those jobs available (people that have them tend to hang on to them; or, if there's a lot of turnover, there's usually a v. good reason why
There are lots of nursing jobs with decent hours/schedule and less stress and frustration, but most of those require that you have some significant amount of experience and/or additional education to be qualified/eligible. Most RNs start out "in the trenches" and work their way up (just as I would guess flight attendants start out with the less desirable schedules and routes and work their way up as they gain more seniority). In general, what specialties or jobs in nursing people find more or less stressful is a v. individual thing. I have worked all of my career in an area that most nurses won't touch with the proverbial ten-foot pole
, but I wouldn't want to do anything else. One of the good
things about nursing is that it's a very
"big tent" -- there's definitely "something for everyone," and potential jobs and roles that appear to have absolutely nothing in common except that they all require a nursing license. If you don't like one kind of nursing specialty or job, there are lots of other possibilities "out there."
I encourage you to keep researching this thoroughly before deciding to make a career change. There are a lot of positives about nursing, but also a lot of negatives and nursing is certainly not the right choice for everyone
. Best wishes for your journey!