I really dont like nursing. What else can i do with my degree?? - page 3

by toniasday7

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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 over-achiever and find this very... Read More


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    Do you still have the names of those case management/telephonic companies?
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    so what are all the things we can do with a nursing degree? i feel i need some sort of list- because everyone tells me, "there are so many things you can do with nursing, dont give up" but then no one really has that many ideas?
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    Could you share the companies with me please? I'm suffering from compassion exhaustion and needed to take a break from the ccu
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    Hello, looks like you have a lot of great feedback to work with. Hope you are on to a new path. The opportunities are plenty in behavioral health. I have a question, if you did switch professions / roles, and you are still a licensed nurse, would you use your secondary role as a nurse in emergency situations? Would you be expected to perform, or would your new employer if non-medical prohibit you from carrying out your nursing role if it and your credentials were current? Just a thought, and also the last time I read about IRS mileage reimbursement it went up to .55 cents in 2012. Can employers / agencies not pay the current amount? Do they pocket the extra .15 cents a mile if the client pays for it?
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    You really can't have it all, so quit trying. Specifically, learn to set boundaries with people and stop trying to please everyone. Think about your own well being.

    It sounds like you need to reflect on what is important to you. As far as work goes, if you enjoy mental health, look for postings. Or consider signing up for PRN somewhere.
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    I have the same question, but hoping for some other ideas since I just am not finding a job. So really, is there anything else???


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