A few more things......if you hate nursing, then that’s OK. Trust me - plenty of people go into fields that they realize is not for them and they choose to bug out.
I “fell” into nursing.....had every intention of going to medical school then didn’t want to pay the loans and then went into paramedic school and then went into nursing.
I do encourage you to really try to find out WHY you hate nursing. Is it the type of nursing, the unit, an unsupportive environment? Do you not like the speciality? Do you not have enough stress relief at home?
For me, I have finally found some things that have helped me actually enjoy my job.....I changed specialties, don’t do overtime, work relatively normal people hours (days), don’t stress out or worry about work on my days off (no checking work emails allowed on days off!), and do some pandemic safe hobbies (cooking, watching Netflix, vacation planning, occasionally visiting with friends or family, attempting to train my puppy, etc.)
Again....a year ago, I hated my job. I was so done with the ER from working overtime, crazy hours, leadership changes, and seeing the worst of humanity on a daily basis (maybe some of this is my perception but some of it was the characters that the ER attracts).....I am in a job now that honestly is pretty BORING, but if boring means my job is relatively stress free most of the time.....I will take it. And I also have a lot more patience and even enjoy my job many days.
1. Figure out if you truly hate nursing or if there are other issues that are making you just hate the job.
2. You said you like working with kids. Would you want a less stressful job like outpatient?
3. Do you have things going on outside of work to where you are blaming it on your job?
4. It’s OK to not like nursing. Think about what fields you would enjoy and stay in nursing long enough to pay for education to go to that stepping stone.