Nurses have the best choices when it comes to career changes

One of the wonderful things about being a nurse is that you have so many alternatives to career changes if you suffer from burn out.

Do you like computers? Go into healthcare informatics. This is the big and upcoming trend and computerized charting is not only becoming the mainstay, it is also becoming the law. Here you can help write the programs that are involved in nurse charting, assist with development of programs like programming of IV pumps etc.

Nurse during their careers develop wonderful communication skills. Maybe a career in Real Estate or teaching?

Need a break from the floor, maybe telephone triage is more your style. If you look hard enough there are even companies that will allow you to do this from home.

Speaking of working from home there are also some dictation services that you can do from home. These jobs however, seem to pay more by page then by hour.

Writing CE’s to help other nurses meet their requirements for re-licensure can also help when you need to take a break and this will help you stay on top of the latest in research.

In conclusion, there are so many diverse opportunities in nurses that you can find you nitch when you want to take a break.

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Anna Curran. RN, BSN, PHN

Anna Curran. RN, BSN, PHN
Clinical Nurse Instructor

Emergency Room Registered Nurse
Critical Care Transport Nurse
Clinical Nurse Instructor for LVN and BSN students

Anna began writing extra materials to help her BSN and LVN students with their studies and writing nursing care plans. She takes the topics that the students are learning and expands on them to try to help with their understanding of the nursing process and help nursing students pass the NCLEX exams.

Her experience spans almost 30 years in nursing, starting as an LVN in 1993. She received her RN license in 1997. She has worked in Medical-Surgical, Telemetry, ICU and the ER. She found a passion in the ER and has stayed in this department for 30 years.

She is a clinical instructor for LVN and BSN students and a Emergency Room RN / Critical Care Transport Nurse.

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