This is a discussion on Nursing too long- new career advice please! in Nursing Career Advice ... I have been working in healthcare since I was 17 years old (I am now 37). I was a c.n.a. For 13...
I have been working in healthcare since I was 17 years old (I am now 37). I was a c.n.a. For 13 years before putting myself through nursing school. It was a lot of blood sweat and tears putting myself through nursing school and I never saw myself doing anything else. However, I now find myself disenchanted with the nursing profession ... I've worked I rehab, home health, LTAC, and now I am trying working at a SNF and I am I management. I find that I don't want to be a nurse anymore. I'm a perfectionist and you just can not be perfect as a nurse- staffing ratios, levels of patient acuteness, documentation guidelines, and time management expectations make this near impossible!! I have anxiety when I go home thinking about the the things I didn't have time to follow up on or things that I passed on that I find myself hoping the next nurse had time to address...I have tried a variety of nursing jobs in a variety of roles and I am burnt out. I can not imagine what else I can do and still meet my family's financial needs though. I still have huge student loans I a paying and the idea of going back to school full time is not feasible as my step daughter will start college next year, although I have been going to school up until this past spring trying to get my BSN. I have one class left until I have it, but I don't really have the desire... I need advice...I'm not sure what to do now. I am the breadwinner for my family and need a good job that pays well, but I feel boxed into a corner. Any advice given in good faith is welcome!
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