Ive been doing nursing for about 7 months only and I'm pretty sure I hate nursing. I have been contemplating of getting out since my university days but I pursued to continue anyway just so I have a degree. I have worked in various floors and did not find any that interest me. I get very anxious and stressed out for my next shift. Just a couple of days ago, I had a meltdown
I really want out. What are other careers that you guys can suggest after nursing?
desperately seeking to get out
Jan 26, '11
You summed it up perfectly rabbit. The world of nursing is vicious and demoralizing. The only types of nurses that love it are martyrs, battered women, and gluttons for punishment devoid of hope. Once you are a nurse, you are only capable of being a nurse. You are at the top of your career immediately upon entering the job market. Pay will increase, but that is it. As for finding a new "area", all nursing is essentially the same, and unfortunately our skill set does not translate into any other career setting. We can ONLY be nurses. If we want to do something else, we need a new degree. An RN degree is perhaps one of the most worthless degrees on the planet. Philosophy majors are more marketable in the current job market than BSN's. We can ONLY be nurses. I cannot stress that enough. In order to get out, start looking at fresh degrees. It's expensive. It's insulting. It's exhausting. It's reality.
Last edit by Elvish on Jan 26, '11
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Feb 5, '11
Unfortunately, the reality of nursing is not as most perceive it to be. Most people get into it for the right reasons, but sometimes the environment we work in "politics/red-tape/business agenda/entitlement" prevent us from being the nurse we want to be. That's why we grow a "thick skin". I choose to do the best job I can, with what I have to work with on the job, and get the most fulfillment out of my personal life. You have to adapt, if you want to stay in nursing, otherwise there are many other jobs out there if nursing is not for you.
Last edit by ruralgirl08 on Feb 5, '11