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    Hello, I am new to this forum. I have been a registered nurse for 29 years. Due to a limbo accident (yes, I said limbo) I am currently recovering from ACL surgery. I have an ADN and next year I will complete my BSN. In addition, I have a paralegal degree. Even though I am only 50 years old, I am tired of skilled nursing. I have a wide variety of experience but I am uncertain what I want to do for the last season of my nursing career.

    My make believe or dream job is helping people understanding their health, preventative medicine, understanding insurance forms, statements, and health literacy. I would like to work with pre teens and teens regarding their mental, emotional, physical and sexual health. Choices they make. I would like to educate young people about using their voice against domestic violence, peer pressure, bullying, and other issues that are affecting our communities today and influencing our future caregivers. I astounded by the high percentage low literacy and illiteracy in the U.S. Add to that the number of people who are literate but do not understand their own health. I wouldn’t mind working in health literacy either.

    I would like a creative, nursing position helping people access healthcare, understand their health and options. But, I don’t think I want to go to school to obtain my MSN. At the rate I am going, I would still be paying off the loans after I retire.

    Does anyone have any suggestions, or what to look into jobwise? Does anyone else feel this way?

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