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UGGGHHH , I have had one of those nights!! I am interested in finding something away from bedside nursing! Any advice??

UGGGHHH , I have had one of those nights!! I am interested in finding something away from bedside nursing! Any advice??

oh boy i sure can relate to that! after 20 years i have had enough of a situation that is getting worse & so i am doing a masters in education & will affect pt care from the schools. It will also give me the option of registering as a teacher and leaving nursing all together to teach highschool

oh boy i sure can relate to that! after 20 years i have had enough of a situation that is getting worse & so i am doing a masters in education & will affect pt care from the schools. It will also give me the option of registering as a teacher and leaving nursing all together to teach highschool

sjoe

Specializes in Corrections, Psych, Med-Surg. Has 15 years experience.

Join the throng. You might want to surf the specialty forums for options that appeal to you.

sjoe

Specializes in Corrections, Psych, Med-Surg. Has 15 years experience.

Join the throng. You might want to surf the specialty forums for options that appeal to you.

Hellllllo Nurse, BSN, RN

Has 15 years experience.

I want to leave bedside nursing, too. Just biding my time until I can come up w/ a workable plan to leave.

My husband says he will support me in whatever I do.

I find myself having nightmares about work, and unable to sleep well or enjoy time off because I am ruminating about work.

I need to stop giving it "another chance" and pay attention to what my body and mind are telling me. It's time to find a way out.:stone

Hellllllo Nurse, BSN, RN

Has 15 years experience.

I want to leave bedside nursing, too. Just biding my time until I can come up w/ a workable plan to leave.

My husband says he will support me in whatever I do.

I find myself having nightmares about work, and unable to sleep well or enjoy time off because I am ruminating about work.

I need to stop giving it "another chance" and pay attention to what my body and mind are telling me. It's time to find a way out.:stone

I left bedside nursing and became a journalist. It took a while, and I was writing and nursing. But gradually, I was able to make enough money writing to cut down on my nursing. Then I moved out of bedside nursing completely, and worked as a telephone triage nurse in a corporate office. I did that part time for about a year, and now I am a full time journalist.

There are many opportunities in this world. The key is to decide what you really might like to be doing, and not how much you want to get away from nursing.

I left bedside nursing and became a journalist. It took a while, and I was writing and nursing. But gradually, I was able to make enough money writing to cut down on my nursing. Then I moved out of bedside nursing completely, and worked as a telephone triage nurse in a corporate office. I did that part time for about a year, and now I am a full time journalist.

There are many opportunities in this world. The key is to decide what you really might like to be doing, and not how much you want to get away from nursing.

Thanks for the replies. Helllllooo Nurse I feel exactly like you!! I toss and turn all night and when I do sleep I dream about work!!

I don't think I would want to leave the field totally, because I do love some aspects of it, but I am buring out FAST!!

I love animals, but working in an animal shelter unfortunately won't pay my bills, other than that I don't know what I want to do

Thanks for the replies. Helllllooo Nurse I feel exactly like you!! I toss and turn all night and when I do sleep I dream about work!!

I don't think I would want to leave the field totally, because I do love some aspects of it, but I am buring out FAST!!

I love animals, but working in an animal shelter unfortunately won't pay my bills, other than that I don't know what I want to do

Quickbeam, BSN, RN

Specializes in Government.

I am an RN consultant for a state agency. I found the job in the state open job listings. 4 10 hour days, every W/E off, no holidays or nights...plus I'm not manager, don't have to tell anyone to work Christmas, no scheduling, no dispute resolution. Great benefits and a real pension....

I also looked for this job for 10 years. The competition was significant. Non-clinical RN jobs with good hours and benefits are sought after so be prepared to look and be aggressive.

Most nurses have never had to actually fight for a job....but you may have to when it comes to highly sought after positions.

Quickbeam, BSN, RN

Specializes in Government.

I am an RN consultant for a state agency. I found the job in the state open job listings. 4 10 hour days, every W/E off, no holidays or nights...plus I'm not manager, don't have to tell anyone to work Christmas, no scheduling, no dispute resolution. Great benefits and a real pension....

I also looked for this job for 10 years. The competition was significant. Non-clinical RN jobs with good hours and benefits are sought after so be prepared to look and be aggressive.

Most nurses have never had to actually fight for a job....but you may have to when it comes to highly sought after positions.

I understand how it feels when you don't enjoy your work. Three years ago I felt burnt out from bedside nursing. I read books about nursing careers, updated my resume, applied for jobs and ended up working in a clinic Monday -Friday. I can honestly say I enjoy going to work and the change from floor to clinic rejuvenated my interest in nursing.

Have you read any nursing career guides? There are several available including "Career Planning for Nurses" by Bette Case, "Anatomy of a Job Search: A Nurse's Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You Want" by Jeanna Bozell. You can either borrow these from a nursing school library or purchase them from Amazon .com

Also check out Donna Cardillo's articles on alternative careers in nursing at http://www.dcardillo.com/articles.html

I understand how it feels when you don't enjoy your work. Three years ago I felt burnt out from bedside nursing. I read books about nursing careers, updated my resume, applied for jobs and ended up working in a clinic Monday -Friday. I can honestly say I enjoy going to work and the change from floor to clinic rejuvenated my interest in nursing.

Have you read any nursing career guides? There are several available including "Career Planning for Nurses" by Bette Case, "Anatomy of a Job Search: A Nurse's Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You Want" by Jeanna Bozell. You can either borrow these from a nursing school library or purchase them from Amazon .com

Also check out Donna Cardillo's articles on alternative careers in nursing at http://www.dcardillo.com/articles.html

renerian, BSN, RN

Specializes in MS Home Health.

I am in sales and I love it! No weekends unless I volunteer to have a booth at a health fair, no holidays, no on call, no pager.

renerian

renerian, BSN, RN

Specializes in MS Home Health.

I am in sales and I love it! No weekends unless I volunteer to have a booth at a health fair, no holidays, no on call, no pager.

renerian

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