Are there any nursing jobs that involve sitting down most of the time?

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Question:

Dear Donna,

Are there any nursing jobs that involve sitting down most of the time? I need a sit-down job because of my permanent foot injury. I have been considering becoming a web designer instead of continuing my nursing career. I find that most nursing jobs require a lot of activity. Do you have any suggestions?

Laurie

Dear Donna replies:

Dear Laurie,

Oh heavens, why would you leave nursing behind? It is one of the most diverse professions on the planet. There are many, many jobs for nurses that do not require much, if any, physical activity. Here are just a few: case management, telephone triage, telephone advice line, telephonic utilization review, disease management, legal nurse consulting, chart review for state agencies, home care intake, and the list goes on and on. Most of these positions exist in insurance companies, private review companies, healthcare facilities, and government agencies. This is only a sampling of what’s available.

I couldn’t possibly describe all of these to you in this forum, but you can try using the article search feature on nurse.com to find related articles and posts. Here’s an article you may find helpful: “Career Alternatives: Spreading Your Wings” . Also see the article “Working With a Disability” at http://www.dcardillo.com/articles/savecareer106.html.

I discuss the above specialties in detail and so much more in my Career Alternatives for Nurses® seminar. Find out more at http://events.nursingspectrum.com/event.cfm?EID=569&type=Seminar. This seminar is also available in a home study version at http://www.nurse.com/CE/CD6 or http://www.nurse.com/CE/DVD1.

Don’t even THINK about leaving nursing when you have virtually limitless opportunities to put your experience, knowledge, and credentials to good use to continue to make a positive difference.

Best Wishes,
Donna

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    Elizabeth Smith August 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    I would like to go back to work, but I have a bad knee. I am an RN and have an active GA Licence. It has been 5 years since I have worked clinically, but I have had a health consultant business since then. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Sallie Jimenez
      Sallie Jimenez September 22, 2016 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Hello Elizabeth,
      As Donna Cardillo states in her Q&A, “there are many jobs for nurses that do not require much, if any, physical activity. Here are just a few: case management, telephone triage, telephone advice line, telephonic utilization review, disease management, legal nurse consulting, chart review for state agencies, home care intake …”. Search at https://jobs.nurse.com/ to find positions that match your expertise.
      Thank you,
      Nurse.com content team

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    Rita Ellzey December 19, 2016 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    I’m an LPN have been for 26 years I have to find a sit down job because of a foot injury. I’m limited because everytone wants an RN. I’ve had 5 years ER experience 13 years long term care experience 8 years medical office experience 1 year DON/Assistant Administrator. I have experience but I’m not an RN which hurts me. I have rheumatoid arthritis which makes me question if I should go back know to school because of its progression. But any suggestions for a site down job for me?

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    Catherine February 23, 2022 at 3:00 am - Reply

    I am a healthcare assistant aged 63. I’ve been working in hospital for the past 6/7 years, but I’m troubled by lymphoedema in my right leg particularly with all the standing involved. I would like something less physical now but still working in a hospital. Can you advise please?! I love my job, but every day it’s a struggle. I’ve inquired about Admin jobs, but then I will need to update my skills.

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