The title pretty much sums up my situation.
My husband died suddenly 5 weeks ago. We have no children. I need to go back to work in order to pay bills.
I am a recent nurse graduate. I haven't even taken my boards yet. I started a good job on a great unit. I was there for only 1 month, still orienting, when my husband passed.
I work on a cardiac/ thoracic/ Covid step down. While my patient load is low, it can be very stressful, including many codes. My husband coded twice before he died. I don't think I can participate in any codes.
I am exhausted from my grief. I am deep in the middle of "widow's fog" where I can barely remember if I took my medication or fed the cat or locked the door. I do not think I will be safe to go back to work on a step down unit.
Ultimately, the question I have is, can anyone suggest any low stress nursing specialities (inpatient or outpatient) that would hire and train a new grad? Before all of this happened, I was ambitious, curious and driven. Now, I just want a job that I can punch in/ punch out/ go home. I would really like a remote job, but I know that most of them require at least 1 year of bedside experience.
I know this is going to be a stretch, but I could really use some guidance, suggestions, help, etc.