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Bedside nursing just might not be for me. I have been having a great deal of anxiety. I am looking to get into something outpatient/remote that still deals with patients- any advice?

June 23rd, 2022

Hey! I was in the same situation not to long ago. I was a new grad bedside nurse for 3 months, and hated my life to the point where it took a toll on my mental health. Eventually, I had to resign, but I was able to step into a new world of nursing. There are many places who are hiring outpatient nurses. I was lucky to have first started with COVID-19 testing sites, and then from there I went into researching outpatient surgery clinics, regular clinics, wellness clinics, plastic surgery clinics, home health nursing, dialysis nursing, OR nursing, GI nursing, school nursing, and urgent care. I put myself on every job search website (ie. Indeed, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, etc.) and requested outpatient. There was definitely many more avenues, but I currently work with a wellness clinic. And I can say I’m much happier with where I am. I think the hardest part is validating one self that you are still a RN, even if you aren’t in the hospital. I’m sending you so much luck! And I hope you find the right field for you. Never feel like you are trapped anywhere. The good companies will always have room, time, and patience to teach any nurse. I hope this helps gives you faith. 🙏🏼❤️

June 23rd, 2022

Dealing with the same thing. It seems that everything remote requires 2-5 years experience. But where do you get experience if you can’t start anywhere?