I don't like nursing. What else can I do with my degree? - page 3

Ok I have only been an RN for 2 years now and have done nursing in Med/Surg, LTC, and currently work in home health. I keep running into the same problems I get burnt out way to quick! I am a huge... Read More

  1. by   Joy matters
    I was a critical care nurse for 14 years and was injured. If I ever get back to work after surgery I am not able to work clinically. I was curious about your post and what other options I am not aware of
  2. by   Health Coach00
    Hi Toniasday7. I can identify with you completely. I am just now getting your post and 4 years have passed. I am a nurse of 30 years. I have hopped from one specialty to another. I have been in management positions also. I am a high and fast burn. I don't take that as a weakness...I take it as a plus. I am focusing and channeling my empathies and experience into Health Coaching. I have my own practice and I help others build theirs. It has the potential to becoming very lucrative and you can do it alongside a job until you build your income to a point where you can do it full time if you like. It has been a lifesaver for me and very rewarding...no more burn outs and it pays well. pollyvance@msn.com
  3. by   Health Coach00
    Hi Joy matters. I can identify with you completely. I am just now getting your post and 4 years have passed. I am a nurse of 30 years. I have hopped from one specialty to another. I have been in management positions also. I am a high and fast burn. I don't take that as a weakness...I take it as a plus. I am focusing and channeling my empathies and experience into Health Coaching. I have my own practice and I help others build theirs. It has the potential to becoming very lucrative and you can do it alongside a job until you build your income to a point where you can do it full time if you like. It has been a lifesaver for me and very rewarding...no more burn outs and it pays well. pollyvance@msn.com
  4. by   Yave
    I will not tell you to not look outside of nursing. However, there are many factors to consider. How old are you? Are you young enough to make a career change? What is it you really don't like about nursing? Are you burnt out because of situations you've encountered? What is the core of the problem? If you like psychology; then maybe you could try psychiatry. What ever it is you choose or decide; you have to think twice because schooling is expensive and studying is sacrificial. I think you're smart and you will be a great asset to any company that employs you.
    Last edit by Yave on May 2, '15 : Reason: Wording.
  5. by   caliotter3
    OP, it's been four years. What did you end up doing and how are things going?
  6. by   NGYSUN
    Quote from Health Coach00
    Hi Toniasday7. I can identify with you completely. I am just now getting your post and 4 years have passed. I am a nurse of 30 years. I have hopped from one specialty to another. I have been in management positions also. I am a high and fast burn. I don't take that as a weakness...I take it as a plus. I am focusing and channeling my empathies and experience into Health Coaching. I have my own practice and I help others build theirs. It has the potential to becoming very lucrative and you can do it alongside a job until you build your income to a point where you can do it full time if you like. It has been a lifesaver for me and very rewarding...no more burn outs and it pays well. pollyvance@msn.com
    Hey there, can you throw more light on this area. It sounds interesting. PM also thanks.
  7. by   AvaRose
    I hear you there. I haven't even gotten my license yet and I'm already disgusted with the whole process. I wonder if I can't just get a job at an insurance company doing medical audits or something without even worrying about taking NCLEX...I have my degree but I don't even want to go through anymore effort to be able to use it eventually...I just need to get away from my going to school job at Walmart before my brain explodes...then maybe I'd actually care if I get my license or not.

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