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Want to get out of nursing, What can an ex-RMN do?

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So, I'm fed up with nursing and am seriously thinking of packing it and the NHS in, but I'm left wondering what employers which pay about the same or more than a Grade 5(E) would be looking for an ex-RMN? I most definitely don't want to go through a lengthy training period again, either, so counseling and the like are out, as is social work.

And please, no sales jobs :D

Any ideas?

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Been in this type of dilemma a few times and always stuck for ideas. A lot will depend on what sort of things take your interest. I did look at IT and going back to college but ended up moving to Canada. Now going through a few problems with my transcripts so again wondering if worth it and what else could I do. I have nursed for just over 21 years so not sure what else I can do but will more than likely sort my transcripts out and look for a part time nursing job leaving me time to look at other options.

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XB9S has 22 years experience and specializes in Advanced Practice, surgery.

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What about looking at being a medical rep for a drug or equipment company. My sister did it for a few years when she took some time out from nursing and loved it

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Silverdragon102

I've basic IT skills but unis are churning out graduates in IT at a rate of knots and I really don't want to go back and train for years in anything - I'm approaching my fifties so time isn't on my side. A certain level of retraining is acceptable, of course, but short and sweet or on the job is what I want.

Emigration I'd love, but my wife wouldn't so that's out. I do accept that whatever I do I might have to agency or bank work as well.

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XB9S has 22 years experience and specializes in Advanced Practice, surgery.

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Sharrie

I count that as being a sales job I'm afraid. I've done sales before and hated it - and I wasn't any good either.

My sister worked as an educator for one of the pharmaceutical companies, so she wasn't selling but providing back up and support for trusts that already used the products.

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ghillbert has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in CTICU.

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Having worked as a clinical educator at a device company, I can assure you that it's not the same as a sales rep. I even hated being called a "rep", because I wasn't. But trust me, I don't have the temperament for sales and I am not into BS. I was great at being a clin ed though! It's worth looking into, in any case.

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scared'o'needles! specializes in still to decide.

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Have you thought about the teaching profession. I do believe that if you have a degree there are ways of entering the profession that wont take years, and you can be working as a classrooom assistant as well as training (or there was a way to do that once). Just a thought! Good luck!! As a RMN, you wil have a few advantages already for applying, knowledge and experience of data protection, equality, psycho-social and cultural issues.

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XB9S has 22 years experience and specializes in Advanced Practice, surgery.

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What about something like NHS direct, not bedside nursing and you get paid for the training. Bet they would love to have an RMN on board

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XB9S has 22 years experience and specializes in Advanced Practice, surgery.

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Just another thought, do you have any hobbies, I have a friend who was fed up with the rat race so applied for a job as a national park ranger, he got it and now studying for a BSc in enviornmental studies whilst spending his working day walking around the UK hills checking foot paths and rights of access. Sounds like a dream job to me.

I guess what I am asking is do you want a complete change from healthcare in which case, what do you fancy, is there anything you'd really love to do.

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