Quote from orrnlori
Since I'm transferring within the university system, there is no loss of anything, everything (benefits, seniority, etc) goes with me and comes back if I come back. I never thought I'd leave the OR, but it's starting to break me physically, my back and feet always hurt and I"m living on Advil 3 times a day. I just worked so hard to get all my skills in scrubbing, it's hard to give that up. But I'm sooooooo sick of trauma. I think I need a break.
Lorri, trauma gets REAL old once you turn 30. I did it until I was 37, and then I moved to Oregon from California and promised myself I would never take another night of call, and I have kept that promise. There comes a point where your time and your sleep is worth much more than anyone can offer to pay you.
I am a legal nurse consultant nopw with my own firm, but I still do OR travel assignments every two years to keep myself clincially active so that I can expert witness.
I also did clinical IV product and infusion pump teaching. You are right; it was really nice, and is really nice, to wear a suit and high heels and makeup. When you wear a mask all day, why bother?
IV teaching was a lot of fun, and it felt good to know that, at least in THAT institution, the nurses would be using the products correctly, as you know you TAUGHT them correctly. If you are interested and want to know about how you could get started, feel free to p.m. me, I can give you some leads. The IV companies provide extensive training.