I currently a bedside nurse working on a neuro stepdown unit with my BSN. I unfortunately already feel burnt out with bedside nursing and am looking to go back to school to advance my career. I'm only 23 so I feel like the possibilities are endless. I always thought I would go back to get my DNP and work as an acute care or primary care NP but I'm leaning away from this as I don't know if I can do patient care the rest of my life. I love medicine and interacting with patients but I feel under appreciated and stressed most days. I've looked into going back to law school, getting MBA, or even med school. I was just curious on what other nurses opinions are on 1. Going back to school early in your career and 2. Going back to school for something not medical. I would love to hear any input! Thanks
I graduated from a nursing school 6 years ago, and I am planning to leave nursing for good in next three years. Unfortunately, nursing was not for me. I work part-time now and take classes at local school. I am hoping to earn a graduate degree in STEM. Taking classes can be stressful at times, but overall I enjoy learning. Also, becoming a part time nurse drastically improved my quality of life.
I think if you don't know what you would like to do for schooling, you don't need to rush. Getting a degree requires money, time, energy, and commitment (if you graduated from a nursing school, you know
). I wanted to go back to school for a long time and saved enough money. Initially, I was thinking a nurse practitioner school, but i realized I no longer wanna work in healthcare anymore.
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