I am a 26 year old nursing student with systemic lupus. I am finding I am unable to work in the hospital setting due to the hours and high stress, so I am hoping to find out from actual nurses what other options are available. I would be able to work in a clinic or home health setting on a part-time or per diem basis, but would be unable to obtain the hospital experience normally required to get these positions. My options right now are decreasing and I am considering leaving the program since the career may be unrealistic for a person with lupus. I greatly appreciate any ideas or input.