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    hi all
    i have a 7month old dd, and have just started working a few short shifts per week at the local supermarket. i have previously worked in nursing but have decided this career is probably not for me. i am happy doing my grocery shifts atm, but cant shake the feeling i have wasted a heap of my life doing something i didnt enjoy (stress etc) and have a lot of potential to do something more with my life/career.
    i just cant decided what i want to do. i have thought i would enjoy teaching but feel it would be too hard trying to juggle work and placements and baby how have other hubbers done this? does anyone have any course suggestions that i might be able to study to get myself into a new career over the next couple/few years? i have always done well at school and uni and would like actually have a career if that makes sense?
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    Take at look at the 'My Future' website. There are lots of quizzes and things you can complete and it will give you suggestions on what career may suit you.

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    Have you looked at studying online? (Open unis australia)

    Eta: as for a career...what are you interested in? You probably could do almost anything. You have a nursing degree so that will look good on your applications for other degrees. If that makes sense

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    I'm studying secondary teaching and am questioning whether I really want to continue with it. Most unis do information/advisory days around enrollment times and mid year enrollments are coming up soon so maybe attend one of those days and talk to some people there? They might help you find something you might enjoy.

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    Maybe you could go to tafe and study community services cert 4.
    You can do it online but the online course is crappy compared to actually going into Tafe and doing it.
    You then have the opinion of doing a diploma or uni etc.
    From memory the cert 4 has 120 hours of placement and diploma has 260 hours of placement.

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    Trying to figure of what you want to do is so difficult. Do you think you would be interested in another area of health? With your prior knowledge and experience it might shave some time off any potential course you complete in that field.
    Otherwise if you feel you might want to do something completely different, maybe start off with a Tafe course just to get a taste and if you like it, pursue it further.
    I'm currently studying nursing and find the juggling that comes with having children and completing the prac rather difficult. I would avoid it altogether if possible.

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    I can so relate to this. I'm studying one subject by distance this semester through CSU, just an introductory psychology subject to see how I like it. It's fascinating but I'm not 100% sure if I want to pursue a career in psychology. At the moment it's good for my brain and I find doing one subject easy to manage with a toddler and working 3 days a week.

    I think I'm going to check out that website summastarlet posted! I'm in my early 30s so it's not like I'm too old to start something new but I also don't have all that much time to muck around.

    Do you really want to get out of nursing altogether? Could you do some extra training to specialise or something like that to get a more enjoyable role?

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    Thanks everyone who has replied so far does anyone have any more ideas?

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    What about getting into teaching nursing at university or Tafe? You already have the necessary skill base.
    Unless you really dislike nursing stuff and all things related.

    I had a look on seek the other day and there were a few tertiary teaching jobs in nursing.

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    Or even get into incident reporting via nursing. Great pay!


 

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