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Anyone left nursing?

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Bigspottyape Sun 27-May-18 19:33:25

Anyone? regreted it? the thought of carrying on makes me feel sick

SandunesAndRainclouds Sun 27-May-18 19:34:16

I left in 2014 and let my registration lapse. I don’t regret it, but I do miss it sometimes.

Bigspottyape Sun 27-May-18 19:34:55

What did you do instead?

BigStripeyBastard Sun 27-May-18 19:34:56

Me. In 2010. I have not regretted it for a second.

SandunesAndRainclouds Sun 27-May-18 19:39:01

My DD has Learning Disabilities so I have been a SAHM to provide the care and stability she needs.

I’ve thought about doing my RTP but it seems almost impossible to do alongside being a mum to a disabled child.

x2boys Sun 27-May-18 19:41:47

I also left in 2014 for a very similar read on to Sandunes my son has autism and learning disabilities and nursing and being the carer of a disabled didn't really mix .

chocolateworshipper Sun 27-May-18 19:44:28

I know someone who left nursing and is now an assessor for people doing healthcare apprenticeships

Bigspottyape Sun 27-May-18 19:45:58

It's just dire it's made me so unhappy

Rainboho Sun 27-May-18 19:46:03

I left in 2013 and I now work in education. Leaving was the best thing I did, Im proud that I was able to realise when my game was up and not plod on burnt out like a lot of people I worked with (RMN). I was lucky to be able to leave though.

adayatthebeach Sun 27-May-18 19:48:53

I left and miss it. My body couldn’t take it physically anymore. A list of physical problems from all the hard work and long shifts. Total knee replacements in my future.

Winchester13 Sun 27-May-18 19:50:22

I did and don’t regret at all. So much happier and less stressed now smile

Bigspottyape Sun 27-May-18 19:51:26

What else do I do though? I need at least 20 grand a year wage

Winchester13 Sun 27-May-18 20:17:27

Pharmacy technician, band 5 in NHS once qualified. No more shifts which is great and less stress

IheartNiles Sun 27-May-18 21:06:54

If you want to stay in nhs, maybe move to admin? How senior are you now? What type of nursing do you do?

EleanorLavish Sun 27-May-18 21:12:22

I’ve recently completed my RTP, and would advise you to really think about letting your registration lapse. The course is intense, very intense. Assignments, portfolio, learning contracts...ugh, it was awful!
It’s only a shift a month or something to maintain it.

Bigspottyape Sun 27-May-18 21:21:30

I don't want to say too much about my role but I'm a band 6. I was a 7 but it made me act like a nutter because I couldn't cope

Bigspottyape Sun 27-May-18 21:39:45

I've lost count of the amount of times I've cried in work like a stupid bitch it's humiliating

ladybirdsaredotty Sun 27-May-18 21:44:09

I only got 6 months into the training before I left! But I constantly think about doing the degree. I feel totally ambivalent about nursing (I am a support worker in a very closely related jobs so this isn't all pie-in-the-sky). I can see me feeling like you do if I do complete my nurse training. But I also can't imagine doing anything else. Not helpful but I (sort of, obv I'm not actually a nurse) know how you feel confused

IheartNiles Sun 27-May-18 21:48:04

What aspects are you struggling with?

If you’re a ward nurse maybe think about an alternative- daycare, outpatients, research/clinical trials, education, niche technical type role?

If you want to escape nursing but not retrain I’d think about project management, admin, general management.

Bigspottyape Sun 27-May-18 21:51:33

I'm terrified of making a mistake. I haven't been on a ward in years or clinical so I've lost alot of confidence. combined with bullying and threats I've just had enough

overduemamma Sun 27-May-18 21:51:55

I'm not a nurse.. but I am really wanting to get into it. Got a long way to go though x

milliemoon Sun 27-May-18 21:54:09

I left too

Bigspottyape Sun 27-May-18 21:57:25

Why Millie?

Pippioddstocking Sun 27-May-18 22:00:46

Would you consider practice nursing , seriously stress free , no nights or weekends , get to build up lovely relationships with your patients .

Bigspottyape Sun 27-May-18 22:04:34

I would but I'm on mat leave and would have to pay 7 grand back to the trust I am at as it's not recognised as another nhs trust

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