I apologize if any of this sounds rude, but I just can't imagine doing this for the rest of my life. The stress is going to kill me.
Going back to school is a last resort, because it's probably not worth it to go into debt. So for better or worse, I'm stuck with my nursing degree.
I knew in the first week of nursing school that patient care isn't for me, but I thought it'd get better. After a year of experience on an acute Neuro unit, it eventually got a little easier once I found my "flow", but I still don't enjoy it. In fact, I hate nursing. I can't even watch shows like "The Office" because I resent them for complaining about their cushy desk jobs.
Assuming I have nothing but my RN license, a year of acute care experience, and an ADN (I have considered a BSN, but going back to nursing school sounds like a nightmare), what else can I do that involves the least amount of direct patient care? I've recently read about Registered Sleep Technologists, which I would be eligible to take the exam for, but I've also read that it's a dying field due to inpatient sleep studies not being covered by insurance. However, that environment sounds perfect. The pay is comparable, you get to sit more than 10 minutes at a time, you have a small patient ratio, the patients generally aren't circling the drain, they're asleep, and for the most part, there's relatively little direct patient interaction.
Is there anything else like this that I would be qualified for?