Ok, the long story short is that I had cancer in my eye many years ago with a correctable resection. It lasted me many years so I am fortunate in that. At this point however, my eye has begun to fail to the point where I am no longer able to focus up close. The affected eye just will not allow me to do that so while looking at the bevel of a needle or to see the units on a TB or diabetic syringe, is nearly impossible for me to do. While I am not completely blind in the affected eye, it is annoying as I see double when trying to see something small or up close. This makes it too dangerous for me to do all the things that I need to do as a nurse.
I have spent that last 2 years in mourning for my career as I love it so but it is time to stand up and take some action. I do want remain in healthcare and as close to nursing as I am able. I was thinking about HIT but not sure how this would pan out with the new healthcare bill being up for grabs at the moment. My reasoning for this is mainly that I already have 20 years of healthcare experience and I can easily see on the computer so I thought this may be a good transition. But being that there would be little to no patient/nursing contact, I am not completely thrilled about this option. But I do have to do something as I am way too young to stop working.
Any other things come to mind? I has thought about MDS but don't have any training in this area. But I do know that the MDS nurse does get the opportunity to be in contact with patients which is a plus as far as I am concerned. Just don't know how to get experience in this aspect of nursing. Also, I am concerned that with the healthcare debate at large and at least in my state, the Governor is making huge cuts to medicaid that it would make it that much more difficult to obtain a job.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Mourning time is over and I have a need to be useful again.