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  1. Hi Everybody! I am new to the scene. Sometimes witty sometimes not so much...I am a LVN. I have been since 2001. Single mom and that's pretty much it. Well that's not all. I have been attempting to finish my prereqs for RN school but I am finding myself not interested in studying and to be honest not real encouraged to become another med/surg floor nurse. I love nursing. At least I thought I did but over the years working in the hospital has just about killed my love for nursing...I can't seem to generate the enthusiasm I had years ago when I embarked on my career...
    Does anyone have any words of encouragement or can anybody relate to what I am going through? I want to be a RN but I don't. I want to travel. I am curious about forensic nursing. Maybe even certified legal consultant nursing. But none of the many potential careers nursing has to offer can motivated me to study. Now here's where I think it gets sticky. I feel blessed to be a nurse. I love working with the patients. A lot. I do in my heart honestly feel that our profession is gift from God so I don't know what to do about my funk.
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    About phenixfire

    Joined: May '07; Posts: 2

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  3. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you in all that you do. Welcome to Allnurses.

    No words of wisdom. I understand what you're saying. I think you do need the challenge of something else. When I went back to school for my BSN that seemed to ignite a bit more of that excitement for nursing. But I don't think we ever get that initial new grad "wow I'm a nurse and love it" feeling back.
  4. by   phenixfire
    Thanks Tweety. I really appreciate the "no words of wisdom." I hear what you're saying. I guess its just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other on the journey 'til it ends. Thank you again.
  5. by   Tweety
    You're welcome. Also remember you don't have to be "just another med-surg" nurse when you become an RN. More options will be available to you.
  6. by   jill48
    :groupwelcome: hello to you. welcome.:spin:

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