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?
Dear Donna replies:
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 couldnt 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. Heres an article you may find helpful: Career Alternatives: Spreading Your Wings
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.
Dont 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.