Quote from klone
How about getting a job at a college/university as a nursing instructor? They're in great demand (my theory is one of the reasons why there is such a nursing shortage is because there aren't enough people around to teach student nurses), although it probably wouldn't pay as well as someone with a Masters actually working IN patient care.
I actually started out wanting to teach at the university level, until I had my graduate assistantship. Teaching nursing school might be much different than teaching health 101( as far as the students and their desire to learn is concerned). I like teaching and working one on one with people in health education. I once heard a nurse say about their idea and personal statement on health education of her patients in the dialysis clinic, "I tell my patients if they eat wrong then they are going to die." "I do not care about all these ideas with health ed, all these people in health ed, can take their theories on health and you know what, they are either going to do right or not."
What makes me so sad about this, is that there are better ways to get those patients not to eat the high phosphorus foods while on dialysis, and perhaps with my health ed, I can make a difference? maybe not in all people who are hard headed, because I have worked with those in smoking programs, but there are some. but yes, I am considering teaching in addition to working in a hospital perhaps as an adjunct, or after years of experience, as a full teacher, thanks for your reply!