I became a nurse at 18 because I thought "sweet, high pay and only 3 days week". Yeah...I was 18.
I'm a BSN prepared nurse and have been in the ER for 3 years and hate it. I hate patient care and dealing with the public. I hate the long hours/weekends/holidays. I went back for FNP solely for the money.
I'm halfway through FNP school and start clinicals this fall. Im having second thoughts thinking what if I graduate this and still hate it?
So I've been thinking maybe getting away from bedside or finding another career. However I keep thinking of the time/money wasted on nursing and fnp. I'm also not sure what I would even change to.
I've been told im an excellent nurse and do provide great patient care, I just dont enjoy this. I get anxious thinking about having to go into work and deal with the patients for 12 hours. I hate missing time with family and the erratic hours. I'm just..unhappy :(
So any advice from more seasoned nurses?