I am trying to find a way to stay in Healthcare, but not work a floor or take call. I love hospice nursing, but I physically can’t handle call. Floor nursing burned me out. Around my area, offices hire MA’s. I have a BSN with an administrative background in another field. I will actually consider relocating. My options are limited where I live. Anybody change direction in their career and make it work?
I, too, am struggling with this decision. I look at all the things I have missed out on, especially with the holidays approaching. I feel like I have spent so much of my time taking care of others that I have had no time to do the same for myself. I feel selfish for even saying that, but I’m so burned out, I’m not seeing any options. I am both mentally and physically exhausted. I’m wondering if going into another field is the only way out. I live in a rural area and cannot relocate. Best of luck to you! I’m hoping someone might have some insight for us
Home Health Nursing! I’ve never been happier.
I too went through the burn out! Years of ICU,PACU, and OR left me hating my career choice. My children were miserable with my constant call. It literally took a layoff at a job to get me out. I posted my resume online and was contacted by an Informatics company hiring nurses to audit charts and code for medical reimbursement. I have worked at home for 7 years now and have every weekend and Holiday off. Search for at home nursing jobs. Health coaches and some disease management jobs also allow nurses to work from home. Hope this helps.
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