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Curious1alwys has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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If you realized about you that you have horrible performance anxiety when it comes to nursing skills (and therefore suck at most of them), don't want to take care of people anymore (life or death responsibility-I run from codes ugh), don't enjoy dealing with doctors but LOVE LOVE LOVE helping people and providing information that is considered your specialty.............where would you go with your career? I have a BSN

Wondering where I could go for this even if it was outside of nursing. You know, the perfect fit. I tried, I did. But I just don't think the hands on part of nursing is for me. 

Thank you for your insight. 

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Patient education.

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KatieMI has 6 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine.

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MSN Education

MSN NP public health

Multiple options for FNP or Adult/Geri primary care, Peds or Women's Health (pretty much every chronic care specialty clinic will provide plenty of opportunities to teach and help). Or, as NP, you can run your own business. 

Occupational Health or Student's health clinic (BSN or MSN/NP)

BSN community nursing/publuc health, outpatient case management, SNF lower level administrative (possibly has to pound a floor for a year or two before getting there, but at least in a stable place there won't be that many codes) 

BSN specialty clinics (diabetes, CHF, coagulation clinic, device clinic, ortho preop/postop)

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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Come to the school nursing side! Seriously, KatieMI gave you a lot of good options. Once you leave bedside and the pressure to know and do instantly you might find that you can actually do, and you do actually know.

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kaylee. has 7 years experience and specializes in Stepdown . Telemetry.

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7 hours ago, Golden_RN said:

Informatics

Really? That is a hands off position that mainly helps hospitals by creating ehr protocols so they can certify themselves, protect themselves and bill. Little ranty sorry. 

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On 2/7/2020 at 10:01 AM, Wuzzie said:

Patient education.

This is most of what I do. I work in an FQHC. Almost no “skills” other than giving shots. Tons and tons of patient education. I build relationships with (some of) our patients and I have LONG visits with them.  An option for the future is Certified Diabetes Educator (you have to get experience first and then there’s an exam).

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Telehealth, nurse recruiting, there are also many work from home positions. Care navigator, discharge coordinator, educator, quality managment, infection prevention, the list goes on forever. 

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I had this problem, to a certain degree. I did Postpartum nursing. Then I moved to a primary care clinic and talk to patients all day.

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Nurse navigator. They provide a lot of education, and help patients with resources/barriers to care. Still very involved in the care process from cancer diagnosis through survivorship but not using clinical skills. Working with cancer patients is a very rewarding field. 

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On ‎2‎/‎7‎/‎2020 at 9:55 PM, kaylee. said:

Really? That is a hands off position that mainly helps hospitals by creating ehr protocols so they can certify themselves, protect themselves and bill. Little ranty sorry. 

I work in informatics and have nothing to do with bills.  The OP literally said she was open to things "outside of nursing" and I think that informatics is a great place to use nursing skills & experience away from patient care.  She states she doesn't "want to take care of people anymore".  Don't understand why you're "ranty".

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