Dear Fellow Professional Nurses,
I am looking to recreate my career path. I have been working in the operating room as a circulating room nurse and am seeking a career that is not as physically demanding. I've been trying to think outside the box to include non-traditional nursing positions. I am willing to re-educate myself but trying to figure out how to get that education has also been a challenge. It almost seems you already have to be working in that area and have been trained from the beginning of your career. I am open to suggestions.
Any ideas and or leads on nursing positions that might be a fit would be welcome. I have a bachelor's degree and have thought about going back to school for my master's degree but I don't have the luxury to go to school and not work. I need to work and have benefits although part time employment may be an option. Your thoughts and ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
I live in NJ and attend University of Medicine and Dentistry. Like I stated in my last e-mail I am in the family nurse practitioner program. FYI nurse practitioners are in high demand right now and will be in bigger demand as the health care reform takes place. I went with family because it is the highest in demand and most versitile but it depends on your area of interest.
I took out student loans to finance my education. I plan on working with the underserved when I graduate to get my loans paid off and because I know that's where I can do the most good.. They will pay up to $65,000 for a 2 year commitment. Not a bad deal, so I took out the maximum.
Good luck what ever you decide.
Last edit by rw77 on Sep 7, '12
: Reason: Loan info