I've been a nurse for over 6 years. I have my BSN and I've only worked ER during these past 6 years (4 years staff, 2+ traveling). I am currently to the point that I absolutely hate my job. I am ready to give up the ER and try something else. The problem is I absolutely LOVE traveling. The thought of having to go staff somewhere to gain a years experience in another specialty makes me sick. I think traveling has spoiled me! My second problem is I thought fairly carefully about many other specialties and nothing is that appealing to me. Part of me just wants to move out of the hospital setting and do something else in nursing. I've been doing some research into case management, etc, but I'm not sure thats for me either. Does anyone know of any unusual nursing jobs I might like? I am willing to consider pt care or non-pt care jobs. Anything that would still require a lot of travel I would love. I know it probably would not be for 3 months at a time, but I wouldn't mind shorter periods if I would still get to travel. Also, if any nurses absolutely love their specialty- tell me about it and why you love it. I'm willing to listen to anyone and everyone at this point. I am totally confused.... Thanks so much!
Oct 9, '06
if you are near a kaiser permanete they hire advice nurses. they scoop er nurses up like wildfire!!! go to www.kp.org
. A lot of the nurses I work with started as advice nurses after being in the er. you can also work in occupational health.
Oct 9, '06
What about being an ICU traveler...or is that too close to your ED job? You could do school nursing (not much money), try to get in to an "expert witness" gig (hard to get into but a lot of traveling). Good luck and I hope I'm never in your shoes
Oct 22, '06
I was an ER nurse foreve and finally had enough. I went to the ICU and loved it. In ER we are " package them up and get them out of here quick
' Well, ICU is where they go. You get to see full spectrum what happens and why. You actually get to think more instead of doing protocols. There is alot more autonomy in ICU.
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