I'm glad you got the help you need and I questioned whether or not nursing was ever even the career I should have chosen for myself. After taking Infection Control and the Precertification Course for PALS today, OMG my head hurts, but it proved that I really do miss it. I'm going to apply for a walk in clinic. Old co-workers of mine say that's a great place to start after being out for a long time. I went straight from school in to the Pediatric ICU. It was intense and I was 33 already with 2 kids and getting a divorce. I think this will be a nice entry for me. If you need to take some time off, you do that. As much as you need. Re-evaluate and go from there. I'm so in debt now, it's not even fathomable. I went through Hurricane Sandy and lost everything I had, I could go on and on, but it's in the past now. I wish that for you. If a career change is in your future, so be it. BUT, remember there are SOOOOOO many types of nursing, so many places to work. Did I ever see myself in a walk in clinic? No way! I was all for working in a hospital. Never again. Good Luck Texas, from your New York sista.