Ideas On What To Do After Leaving Nursing

  1. First, I know that this question has been asked before in many ways. I just need some ideas on what to do with my life after nursing. Has any ever left and pursued some completely different and was successful?

  2. Visit NJnewRN profile page

    About NJnewRN

    Joined: Sep '12; Posts: 114; Likes: 116


  3. by   jadelpn
    Depends on what you like to do with your free time.
    Open a consignment shop--would love to do that.
    Make and sell jewelry, handbags you make, something creative and fun that you can sell. Even online.
    Teach adult ed classes.
    Activities director at a senior center.
    Or be a receptionist at a salon.
    Sell real estate.
    Get a job at a clothing store, home decorating store....heck my Auntie loves to work at the local Target!!
  4. by   OCNRN63

    Are you looking to still do something nursing related? If so, how long have you been a nurse? What kind of experience do you have?

    I had to stop working due to health issues. I am able to make some money writing blogs for a gated website for the specialty I worked in. It's a good supplement for my disability income.
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm in pretty much the same place: trying to decide which skills I've learned from being a nurse that are transferable to other fields.

    I haven't totally left yet......have one foot still in nursing, and one foot very definitely OUT. If you figure it out before I do, will you please let me know?

    Thank you, and good luck!