Career Direction - page 2
Since I have been reading this BB, I think there are a lot of thoughtful people on here, and have come to realize that I am not alone in most situations that come up related to nursing. I am... Read More
Sep 28, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 166; Likes: 42I get the feeling that God wants me to go back to school and get my MSN in some form. It keeps coming up, and most of what I want is a lot more available with an advanced degree.
I sure do appreciate all y'alls posts!
Sep 28, '02Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 2,151; Likes: 86Have you considered nursing OUTSIDE the hospital, such as hospice nursing, or clinic nursing? A friend of mine left bedside nursing to work at Planned Parenthood in California, and she LOVES it. I also agree with the above poster who mentioned various areas of education- our hospital has an entire education DEPARTMENT who are responsible for holding inservices, etc., not to mention jobs you could get in the community. Why don't you check out some non-profit agencies? Red Cross, March of Dimes, etc...places where your degree and experience in healthcare would be a benefit, but where you wouldn't necessarily be doing actual nursing? Good luck! I hope your heart leads you somewhere happy. :>)
Sep 28, '02Occupation: RN, MS home health Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 7,472; Likes: 49I feel the same way. I have been a nurse for 16 years, just got my BS in Feb and working on my MS. I got my science degree with a major in nutrition. I just cannot see myself doing this for 20 more years. I have worked oncall nights, work weekends, holidays. You know the drill. In home health, which I loved the events of PPS, have sent the industry into a tailspin. I used to make good money doing it. The company I just left paid per visit but the drive time and office time your not paid for . When I resigned when you added up my drive time, visit time and office time I only made between 9 to 11 per hour! HOrrible and I worked 60 to 70 hours a week, sometimes three weeks straight without a day off since we were so short staff. I actually am considering selling partylite candles because I hate the long hours. The places I am interveiwing have horrible staffing ratios and of course the weekends, holidays and night rotation which I can't do anymore as I am mid 40s, 5 kids and in school.....I just don't know...................
sorry if I sound like a bummer..............................I just don't know about the nursing anymore. I remember who I used to feel, loved to work at the hospital and would work 10 to 15 days straight as we were short then too.
Maybe working in stock at KOHLS sounds good?????LOL