I'm a CRNA with a MS in Anesthesia....a very niche degree. My previous career was entirely bedside.
After several years as a CRNA and several facilities, I've accepted that the profession is not for me. Don't get me wrong - I love the paycheck. Who wouldn't? But it is all the extraneous variables that really turns me off: the god-complexes, the constant politics with anesthesiologists who look for any way to belittle, losing that patient connection, fighting to get a bathroom break, stuck in a windowless room for hours on end in one spot. In the OR setting, you really see the business side of things and I feel very disconnected to why I truly entered this profession. Minutes are dollars. And at the very least, I feel like I'm losing many of my skills I once honed so very well.
Can anyone shed light into career options that are possible with a MS? I love education but it seems I need to go back to school in order to get into that field / hospital based nurse educator.
Going back to school is a hard no.
Thanks for the brainstorm session in advance!