Thank you for your comment, I appreciate it! Luckily I’m in a spot where I don’t have too many bills and no kids, which is helpful financially. I’ve been lucky enough to find a few office jobs that only pay a few dollars less an hour than what I’m making where I’m currently at.
My thought is to take a step away from the hospital setting and see if the office setting is better, that way I can determine if it’s the setting that’s giving me anxiety or if it’s nursing as a whole. I have one more week left on my current unit and then I will make the switch to something else, most likely office. I totally get that offices also have their downsides and that it’s not always greener on the other side, but I’m wondering if it would be better based off of my personality, as I’m an anxious person in general and am hoping a more structured environment will be better. Since starting work I just can’t tell if it’s the setting I’m in or the whole field that makes me so anxious all the time. I can’t even relax on my days off as I’m either thinking about work or crying on the couch. I mean, worst case scenario I go to an office job and get my anxiety in check and some experience there, and then return to the hospital when I feel better able to handle it, right? Genuinely asking, as I don’t want to be putting my nursing career down the toilet due to my own personal anxiety.
Do you think grad school programs like healthcare administration or nursing informatics or something along those lines would still accept someone with more office experience than hospital?
Thanks for you input!