Another Nurse Bites the Dust... - page 3

I found out this afternoon that a co-worker of mine is leaving nursing to become an FBI agent. While I am happy for her, this is another loss for nursing, as yet another one leaves our profession for... Read More

  1. by   Quickbeam
    I did a recent professional presentation to federal retirees, many of whom were FBI agents. The FBI retirees were all younger than I am! Many weren't even 50. I have to work at least to 65 to get a nice pension. Makes you think.
  2. by   RN4NICU
    I believe that's a government employee thing. It's why I'm still considering military nursing (I don't know what the age cutoff is for Navy or Air Force, but Army is like 46). You do your 20 years and you get a nice retirement, for life. At my age, I could do that and still retire before or by 50. It's non-contributory too, so it beats 403b. With the stagnant wages around here, I probably wouldn't do much worse for myself on government pay.

    Our men and women in uniform have babies too...hmm....
  3. by   Quickbeam
    Just a note to add there is a huge difference between being a state employee and a federal employee (in the US). I can't complain too much as a state employee but our benefits aren't close to the federal.
  4. by   Q.
    Quote from moetrn1
    There are alot of nursing jobs in the FBI. Medical fraud, first response etc... it's very exciting. I had a pt. that is an FBI agent and was once a nurse too. She loves it. She sent me all the paperwork so that I can join as soon as I finish my BSN. They will probably assign your friend to an area that she can use her nursing skills. Good for her!!
    How interesting. I never even considered the FBI as a place to go as a result of nursing experience. I wonder what the demand of your life is, such as having to relocate, hours, etc?
  5. by   Furball
    A few nights ago I watched an interview with an expert FBI profiler in regards to the Hacking case in Utah. Guess what? She was an ex RN! :hatparty:
  6. by   ZinnianWolf
    I was watching one of the CNN news channels and they did a piece on new nurses and how they don't stay in the profession too long. The reason for most leaving was burnout. They also were saying how not enough people are interested in the profession. I know you can't believe everything that you hear on the news, but the burnout part I have heard time and time again. My mom was in the hospital about 6 months ago and I talked to her nurse because I am a nursing student and I wanted to ask a real nurse how it was. She said that there wasn't and never is enough staff and that I will get tired of it really fast. She too had already decided to take classes for a totally different profession and sad to say is leaving nursing. I was on the verge of feeling discourage and then I remembered my encounter with a couple of the E.R. nurse ( was having a panic attack) who had worked well past their shift but they just kept goin and they inspired me. Even though they were tired, they worked their magic to take care of those needing help.
  7. by   teeituptom
    Golf Prevents Burnout