After some med surg experience, I dabbled into case management. It opened up a management career which eventually led to working in the Quality dept.
I wouldnt change my job for the world.
I became allergic to gloves, so I had to figure out what i could do as a nurse without being so hands-on.
now im blessed to work normal hours and to not be too stressed.
Remember there are other options out there that can lead you to places you didnt think you could get to. I also have my ASN and learned experience and working your way up can go a long way. My employers valued experience over what was on my paper.