The day will come in the career of almost every bedside or clinical nurse that is devastating. If you work as a hands-on nurse, it will most likely happen to you too. It’s the day when you come to the realization that you can no longer work as a hands-on nurse. This possible conclusion to your nursing career can happen suddenly or over a period of time, and because of many reasons. It can be the result of an injury, burn-out, cut-backs, old age, or physical inability to handle the demanding job. When this happens, how will you continue to find income? Finding another job can be an arduous process. If you have a family to support, this is a serious problem. The smart thing to do is to start preparing for this eminent situation. The question is: what can you do to prepare?