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  1. Almost 2 years ago I had just started my nursing career. I got my BSN in 2015 got my RN license shortly after graduating and had started my first floor job on an acute care floor as an RN. I was really excited when I started out but 6 months in i was absoleutly miserable and burnt out. I made a post 2 years ago https://allnurses.com/first-year-after/dont-like-nursing-1021484.html Asking the community what or where I can go with a BSN and only 6 months of actual RN experience. Many of you posted giving me advice and where to look in to etc but I had made the official choice of leaving nursing. I didn't leave the medical field I actually ended up applying to PA school and shockingly got accepted. I love the medical field but the nursing area just wasn't for for me. I'm glad to say I will be graduating from PA school this spring 2018 and already got a great job offer lined up with a great medical group here at one of the premiere hospitals in my state state. I just want to say thank you for every thing all you RNs do each and every day. I couldn't cut it as a RN and it's an area i highly respect and have a great deal of respect for. It's a very labor intensive job and very draining and i will always carry the respect I have for each of you as I move on with my career as a provider. To anyone who is also at that point where I was 2 years ago where nursing just didn't fit at all and you are looking at other options I highly recommend PA school. Anyway thank you everyone for all that you do, I sure as heck couldn't cut it. Pretty sure if other providers also walked in our shoes for 1 day they too would have more respect for all RNs.
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    Don't like nursing at all, what can I do with my BSN?

    . @ rock nurse That actually sounds right up my alley because I'm a huge tech guy. Love working with computers. I've honestly never even seen a job opening here for that either haha. But as I've considered going back to school for computer engineering or telecoms. Nurse informatics seems to fit both worlds... interesting
  3. lostrnugh

    Don't like nursing at all, what can I do with my BSN?

    . @ dreamer I actually really loved L&D and mother baby when I was in nursing school. However I'm a male and I figure it would be pretty hard to get a L&D position and or mother baby position as a male. But yes I did think about OB when I was job hunting after I finished school because I really liked it. What is LDRP ? Never heard of it.
  4. lostrnugh

    Don't like nursing at all, what can I do with my BSN?

    Its not the learning curve per - say it's the area I'm in. Bedside is not my cup of tea or maybe nursing in general just isn't for me. What I've seen, done, experienced while working I had not experienced when I was in nursing school. The stress level has nearly thrown me into SVT quite a few times. I hooked my self up to a robo nurse once during a panic attack I was at 157 hr this is not healthy for me at all. I normally run 80s. Not once have i ever had a panic attack before and now I get them frequently. Like I also said my family has noticed a drastic change in my behavior after I started working as an RN. Just not sure where to go at this point. Already discussed leaving nursing with my family and boy did the sh#t hit the fan but some of them did support my thoughts about it except my parents of course. I've talked to a few coworkers and they told me I just need to find what's right for me, they said if I don't feel right where I am and don't feel comfortable I need to find another area. I just don't know where to go at this point.
  5. lostrnugh

    Don't like nursing at all, what can I do with my BSN?

    @irish mist Yes i talked to my unit manager awhile back and she set me up to float on med surg unit and same feelings I honestly just think the bedside/ direct patient care is not a fit for me at all. It's not specialized like neuro /stroke or anything its actually General acute care.
  6. lostrnugh

    Don't like nursing at all, what can I do with my BSN?

    @ rock nurse What are your daily tasks / responsibilities in informatics nursing I remember taking a class on it but can't recall exactly what the nurse does in that area.
  7. I've been an RN for 6 months working in acute care. After working for 6 months I'm dreadfully burnt out. Nursing is not what I thought it was. Nursing school just prepared us to do nursing tasks but it didn't show us the real world behind the scenes of nursing. Dealing with admits and discharges and orders upon orders and providers losing temper always stressed running from room to room having IV bags passing meds on time cleaning up a bed fast patient and falling behind providers yelling because they orders Stat labs an hour ago but I didn't see them because I was busy with another patient. I can't deal with that type of situation anymore and I'm just burnt. My family has seen a drastic change in my demeanor and have noticed I've been depressed and quiet and not who I used to be any more and frankly it's because of this job. Not just that but I'm really just tired of the whole bedside / direct patient care. Techs never doing their part so I'm picking up all their tasks at the same time while they text on their phones in the utilities room. I'm not really sure where to go now or what to do. I've had multiple panic attacks prior and during work due to the stress and responsibilities bestowed upon me. Nursing school never prepared us for this and I had no clue this is what nursing was so now I am regretting entering the field. I'm in debt nearly 35k for school and Idk what else I can do with my BSN. I really want to go back to school and go into telecom or computer engineering where the level of responsibility is not as high and the stress level is at a minimum. Any advice at all? I really been thinking about this for a few months now and I just don't like bed side/ direct patient care at all. Idk if I should try and find an outpatient position or something that doesn't involve doing bedside nursing care. Or if there is something else I can do with my BSN. Thanks guys
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