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10-10-2014, 06:20 PM
RE: Nurse doesn't want to be a nurse anymore
Hug

A few nurses we know have gone into respitory therapy, one became an OR nurse, and few went a completely different route and found themselves in counseling.

All were far happier in those positions, especially the OR nurse. Not as much bs for her to deal with.


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10-10-2014, 06:55 PM
RE: Nurse doesn't want to be a nurse anymore
(10-10-2014 06:20 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Hug

A few nurses we know have gone into respitory therapy, one became an OR nurse, and few went a completely different route and found themselves in counseling.

All were far happier in those positions, especially the OR nurse. Not as much bs for her to deal with.

Doing counseling or in counseling? Tongue

I think I'm about to find myself in counseling.

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10-10-2014, 07:14 PM
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(10-10-2014 05:51 PM)Nurse Wrote:  I don't think I would enjoy pharmacy. Maybe I'm wrong, but i think of it like the sorta science/healthcare equivalent to accounting. I like projects. I don't really think of pharmacists as solving problems.

Hmmm...those of us who are accountants might take that comparison the wrong way... Dodgy

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10-10-2014, 07:21 PM
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(10-10-2014 07:14 PM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  
(10-10-2014 05:51 PM)Nurse Wrote:  I don't think I would enjoy pharmacy. Maybe I'm wrong, but i think of it like the sorta science/healthcare equivalent to accounting. I like projects. I don't really think of pharmacists as solving problems.

Hmmm...those of us who are accountants might take that comparison the wrong way... Dodgy

Is there a wrong way? Consider

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10-10-2014, 07:32 PM
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(10-10-2014 07:21 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(10-10-2014 07:14 PM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  Hmmm...those of us who are accountants might take that comparison the wrong way... Dodgy

Is there a wrong way? Consider

Good point.

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10-10-2014, 07:59 PM
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(10-10-2014 07:14 PM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  
(10-10-2014 05:51 PM)Nurse Wrote:  I don't think I would enjoy pharmacy. Maybe I'm wrong, but i think of it like the sorta science/healthcare equivalent to accounting. I like projects. I don't really think of pharmacists as solving problems.

Hmmm...those of us who are accountants might take that comparison the wrong way... Dodgy

No animosity towards accountants. Just not my cup of tea. Love the meme, btw.

Just like I could never be a cat herder... I mean preschool teacher.

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10-10-2014, 08:27 PM
RE: Nurse doesn't want to be a nurse anymore
Well, you could get a teaching degree and be a health teacher or be a school nurse?

Maybe become a writer? A waiter? A Welder?


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10-10-2014, 08:39 PM
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(10-10-2014 06:55 PM)Nurse Wrote:  
(10-10-2014 06:20 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Hug

A few nurses we know have gone into respitory therapy, one became an OR nurse, and few went a completely different route and found themselves in counseling.

All were far happier in those positions, especially the OR nurse. Not as much bs for her to deal with.

Doing counseling or in counseling? Tongue

I think I'm about to find myself in counseling.

First one, then maybe the other. Big Grin


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10-10-2014, 08:50 PM
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here's my suggestions- get into teaching nursing students or others. you have a huge amount of experience to draw from.

a friend is starting to get worn out by the physical aspect of nursing. She is going into a medical IT program. Most hospitals are using digitized records which needs security, connectivity, etc. She understands the roles and can help make the systems work better. IIRC the programs is called HITS ? or something along those lines.

another friend moved into hospice nursing, not sure I could watch ALL of my patients die.


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10-10-2014, 08:53 PM
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(10-10-2014 08:27 PM)Shadow Fox Wrote:  Well, you could get a teaching degree and be a health teacher or be a school nurse?

Maybe become a writer? A waiter? A Welder?

I don't want to be a nurse, even a school nurse. Nurses are treated like crap. I'm done with it. I realize I sound like a petulant child right now....

Teaching definitely appeals to me. Funny that you mention teaching health - Health is the only C I made in high school. It might have had something to do with a drug report and all of my citations were from High Times. Angel

I hear a lot of teachers complain about their job and express dissatisfaction. A common complaint is the pay, but they make more than I do and I work year round and on holidays (last year I worked Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas, not by choice, for a whopping $4 an hour holiday pay). I wonder if it's anywhere comparable to my current situation. 'Cause from my vantage point, the grass looks a whole lot greener over there.

I would love to write. I have several stories in my head that I haven't had time to put to paper. The only problem is that I need sufficient income. My husband doesn't exactly have a lucrative career. Unless I could become the next Norah Roberts, I doubt it would be feasible.

A nurse is a highly educated, highly skilled underpaid waitress that wipes asses and pushes drugs (yes, I'm being self deprecating, but this is how patients and their families treat me, only they like to treat me like I must be stupid, "where's the doc? I have a question, and you're just a nurse"). No thanks. Although at least waitresses make tips. I just get written up if the patient or family is unhappy.

What kind of money does a welder make? I'd never thought of that as an occupation for myself. Or are you just having fun with alliteration....

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