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It’s official, I’m switching careers!

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I’ve been a bedside nurse for many years and I’m longing for change. I shadowed in non-bedside specialties and my heart wasn’t into any of them.  I then shadowed a nurse practitioner and nurse educator, and they both expressed to me how miserable they were. I then decided to switch gears. I love special ed children, so I applied and interviewed at a local college with a program in SE. one of the requirements is shadowing a SE teacher for 20 hours which they arranged. My heart was singing during the shadowing. I know SE is where I’m meant to be for the remainder of my working life. I felt so happy. And the SE teacher loves her job. An added plus, teachers still get pensions :). I’ve officially been matriculated into the program. I start the program  this summer. 

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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As a (former) bedside nurse for many many years I totally understand the need for a change. I am sure your experience will come in handy in the new role. Having a granddaughter in SE I know how important SE teachers can be for student and family. SE teachers are a blessing and we always need good ones. Congrats and good luck on the new endeavor!

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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Some more congrats & good luck for your new future.

It's always very gratifying when someone has really found their true niche. All the best to you.

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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Congrats and good luck! Happiness is the most important thing in a career

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HappierTimesAreComing has 1 years experience.

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Congratulations! Making a career switch is always challenging, but it seems like your heart is in it, and we couldn't be more happy for you. Wishing you an amazing career ahead! 🎉

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I am so happy for you.  It is amazing when people find the career that makes them sing.

My path was the reverse!!-- I have a degree in education and I taught school.  While it was fine, and I coped with it, my heart was never in it.  So I applied to nursing school, got in, and now I've been a nurse for a year and I am honestly excited to go to work every day.

You are going to love your new path.

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My path is also the reverse. Like health care, working in education has its own challenges. What you will give up is earning potential. What you will gain is weekends, holidays and summers off!!! Good luck to you!

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