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I've been a hospital based registered nurse for 25 years and I want out! Any ideas for a new career?

My background is in endoscopy lab and intensive care. Just burned out on the whole hospital thing. Time to brach out but nursing is all I know. Still need to make a decent income.

Asked By: Ariel - 1/4/2008
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My background was in laboratory management and I got burned out several years ago. I started a home-based embroidery business. I have always loved sewing and was good at it, so I didn't have as great a learning curve as most other people might have had. Sewing and embroidery is nothing more than applied math, so it... More
Answered By: majormomma - 1/4/2008
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there are thousands of senior citizens out there who are trying to live in there homes on their own, you could name your hours, your rate of pay, as the different agencies are priced out of the realm of reality for most on a limited income, and the days you want to work, check it out with your local area aging office.
Answered By: donald e - 1/4/2008
 
You could look into becoming an EMT. Training for an EMT-Basic is only about a semester long, and all EMT's are Nationally registered, so you can work your trade through out the entire country without major hurtles to jump. Becoming an I-Tech after a Basic, takes a bit less time (100 hours as opposed to the initial... More
Answered By: Curtis L - 1/4/2008
 
Medical Officer for a private company.
Answered By: origamimark - 1/4/2008
 
They are always needing RN's in the Home Health Care field and there are Nursing homes, traveling nurses association. You have a lot of choices and some of these positions you can almost make your own hours. Maybe upgrade a bit and teach the RN classes.
Answered By: pattyann - 1/4/2008
 
Check out this site http://www.naawashington.com We specialize in helping families keep their homes and lifestyles in case of death or disability. We also offer clients way to grow their retirement or college funds without taxation or loss due to market volatility. Great income opportunity and you determine when you... More
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Answered By: lawman - 1/4/2008
 
In all honesty, if you would like to stay in the medical field but get out of the nursing aspect of it, certified medical coder would be an excellant move for you. I know several certified coders that started out as nurses and only switched after getting burned out.
Answered By: sawftandtender - 1/4/2008
 
I got tired of hospital work as well, after seven years. I then worked for six years in hospice homecare, which I really loved. Be out in the sunshine in your own car, seeing people at home, actually knowing their names. I could set my own schedule and if I needed to stop by the bank or post office, I just went. I... More
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Answered By: Kal H - 1/4/2008
 
After working in Medicine for 13 years and all aspects of the Medical Profession, and all the legality and red tape they make us jump threw, I made a very drastic change, I became a Truck Driver (I know I know big change... More
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Answered By: be happier own a pitbull - 1/4/2008
 
You could be a teacher-college level for RN's and LPN's or even in elementary,middle, and high schools teaching school children maybe health, biology,etc. You would have to check with the school district. You could be a nurse educator for hospitals, schools, etc. There are many jobs for registered nurses who don't... More
Answered By: Tari17 - 1/4/2008
 
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