I have been a nurse for 17 years. 14 years in a small ICU. I was involved in a layoff from that job 3 years ago. Since then, I have been bouncing from job to job. It has caused a form of PTSD, Anxiety and now I have been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. I have started two jobs in last 2 months and just called and quit because the anxiety got too high. I have earned my Master's in nursing education and am very comfortable helping students. But can't find a nurse teaching job in my area. The stress is unbearable right now. I'm thinking of quitting all together, and just working retail. But I don't want people to look at me and think "why is she here" and me have to answer that question. Anyone in a similar situation? Any ideas? Suggestions?