Is there such a thing as a desk job for a RN (or a job that is light duty) with flexible scheduling? Acute care has burned me out and I have many health issues that make working three 12-hour shifts a week painful and challenging. I still have two years left to become an APN - this is where acute care helps because my schedule is flexible and my supervisor works around my school schedule. I'm off work due to knee and arm surgery until April, and honestly, I dread going back to work on the floor. I've also had zero back pain (cervical and lumbar degenerative discs) since I've been off work on STD, which tells me that being on my feet for 12 hours and moving heavy patients are contributing to that problem. I can't work a full-time Monday through Friday job because of school so I feel my options are limited. Two years seems like a long time, so if any of you have some ideas, please share. Thanks.