I retired from bedside nursing within the past year. I was very dedicated and was the type of nurse that you would want for yourself or for a family member. I left because the increasing unrealistic expectations demanded of staff nurses, which were aggravated by nurse understaffing, had become too much for me.
I am financially poorer now, but so much better off in so many other ways--both physically and mentally.
Since the cost of health insurance is high and with a few years till Medicare, I may go back to some type of part-time employment. But not nursing, including home health or any type of nursing.
So, has anyone out there returned to work in any area removed from nursing? AND this could be most anything, from waitressing, security guard, retail clerk, etc. My husband has cautioned me, saying he has worked in the retail area and that I would not like it(as compared to nursing), that I would get little respect, be hounded to stay busy, and that I would not be permitted to sit down while on the job. I'd like to hear your thoughts.
Last edit by Dangerous on Apr 4, '09
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Dont forget medical sales, it will blend retail, patient care and sales into one. I look for quality medical minded people to fill open slots. Just an idea, good luck.
Hi Mr. Rehab ATP,
I am a high quality medically-minded person so how do I contact you for more information on medical sales?Thanks!
Last edit by traumaRUs on Dec 28, '09
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