What else can I do with a BSN beside bedside nursing - page 2

PLEASE PLEASE help me. I feel like I am all alone with no one to turn to for help. I am a new RN with a BSN. I quit my 1st job as a med surg nurse after 3 months because of stress, depression and... Read More

  1. by   xtxrn
    Anxiety and being overwhelmed is also a normal part of being a new nurse. You need to know it could happen in another job- maybe not- but being new is stressful

    Gawd.....I thought this sounded familiar- from JULY.
  2. by   mikeytheRN
    hey guys, here to resurrect this thread. so here is my story. i am pretty much a lost soul that randomly went to nursing school! i went to school for business, graduated and have that degree. then i had the crazy idea that i would go to nursing school. now here i am, lucky to have a job, but not enjoying it at all. also i need to start paying back all my debts. i started at the end of january and already i feel like im asking myself what the HELL was i thinking? im fortunate to have 2 degrees, but i want to somehow do something "on the business side of nursing" as they can say. is it possible, though, without like 3-5 years of bedside nursing? im so confused, it's pretty obvious that i'd rather just be in school than working a job. does anyone have any suggestions about what i can do with a BUSINESS and a BSN but WITHOUT the 3-5 years of bedside nursing?

    maybe part of my problem is that i moved to the middle of nowhere for a job, and i dont know anyone and i have NOTHING in common with the people here. im from outside of the city originally and moving to the sticks is really getting me depressed. in nursing school i had lots of friends but the people i work with are all old women i have nothing in common with. it sucks...im so lost, any suggestions??
  3. by   hmellish
    mikey....that is basically my story. i knew after my first clinical i had to get out of dodge! i love healthcare, but not bedside. i have 7 months under my belt and off to medical review nursing for insurance company. Pm me and i will tell you more!
  4. by   *lorie
    Hello hmellish. I just want to ask how you transitioned to medical review nursing. My story is no different from other overwhelmed, new nurses
  5. by   phrozenone
    WOW......all of these stories are making me re-think what area of nursing I may be interested in. Thanks for the insight!
  6. by   stephanie2012
    Hey, i guess first you have to make sure that what you want and then do the decision making, while as for me, i would choose what i want, since they are all in the same field. and then see if it is what you good at, interest or promising, that's the point, from my point of view.
  7. by   ldiva0808
    I too am a new grad nurse, working for my unit for 4 months now. I dont know if its nursing, or just being away from home in a state of weirdos, but this career isnt making my life so exciting besides my check. and that is sad to me. I cant even enjoy my reaps of pay, because Im miserable getting it.
  8. by   MrsStudentNurse
    I'm from the outside looking in but I can honestly say the first year of any new career sucks. I am in a different field and now going into nursing because I've always wanted to and dislike my current job but the straw that broke the camels back and ultimately made our decision was the fact that leaving my career now is a better option for my family and financially wiser. A Job is a job and home is home. if a career change is a sure fire way to better you or your family then by all means hit the road running. It's important to do want you like but ultimately love what you do. Find hobbies outside of work with fun people. It won't make work so bad!
  9. by   cactus111288

    I feel like I wrote that- those same feelings, the panic attacks etc! I think I just am not one of those nurses that can handle that type of stress. I having been working at a Hospital for about 8months now and it has been horrible, but I am just sticking it out because everyone says, "you need experience". The particular hospital I am at is not really a teaching hospital, and it is a veery negative atmosphere and my orientation was all scattered. Many people have been saying, "its the place" Which I am certain it is, but I also wonder if it is nursing altogether. All I can say is try to find another job as soon as possible, even if it is a nursing home, or private care stuff. See the question is: do I not like bedside nursing because of the place I am at, or would I hate it even if I was at a really dynamic teaching hospital? I will pray for you!
  10. by   cactus111288
    ps. you also could probably apply still to New Grad positions. I might even try that too
  11. by   kajetunmobi
    I am a Canadian nursing grad, will like to relocate to the state, where do you think is the best state in need of nurses, has a good pay and to grow professionally
  12. by   ltcarter
    I am an older person, coming back to the work force after a divorce. I spent most of my settlement money getting a BSN and now I cannot find a job anywhere. I have a house payment to make and two children to support. Nursing was supposed to be the most secure job and I was told that I would always have a job as a nurse. No one will give me a chance even though I have offered to work nights, weekends and holidays. There should be no complaints about a nursing shortage when they will not let new grads in.
  13. by   ltcarter
    Someone Please, Please, Please hire me!!!!!!!