Hello all. I've been a nurse on a medical unit at a hospital for 2 years now. It has been a great learning experience, but I am 100% burnt out and can't do it any longer. I would really like a break from the overly stressful hospital environment for a while.
My problem is finding a job outside of the hospital - I don't even know where to start. How does one go about finding these kind of jobs? I have a family friend who works for a private company as the RN, and she said the most exciting thing she sees is the occasional work related injury like a burn...now that sounds nice for a change! I know I will have to take a pay cut, but I do not want a low-paying job considering I get paid very well at my current job. I've heard clinics do not pay RNs very well?
I realize if these jobs were plentiful there likely wouldn't be any nurses willing to work in a hospital, but I'm willing to work hard to find something and I just need that extra boost to get me started. I have given myself a years time in which to research and find a new job that suits my needs.
Thank you to anyone who can help (personal success stories are welcome!)
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