Dream Job - page 2

Just for fun and to lighten things up a bit what would evryones dream job in nursing be?If you could work anywhere and under what circumstance would you be happiest?Personally mine would be somewhere... Read More

  1. by   cpkranky
    Wow ...what a great forum to start..My dream job..if this is fantasy land..to have enough money to do what I wanted when I wanted to do it..I love being a nurse so I would cont working but wouldnt have the stress of working pay check to pay check..to have the time and money to get my massage certif.and take my portable table to the OR to help out the staff and kranky doctors..haha.and also to have a personal male servant to tend my every needs..6" 185,etc..haha..this is a dream right??
  2. by   kjmta57
    WOW everyone has dreams that some are actual possible reachable goals. I came here tonight mad about something from work and you guys with your dreams made me feel 100% better.
  3. by   Tim-GNP
    NurseMark...

    I don't know where you live, but I make a heck of a lot more than $60,000/year. Also, they hire NP's in some of the ER's around here [that probably make much more than I do].

    My dream job would be 11:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Tuesday through Wednesday. Paid vacations [I mean, they would pay for me to go on vacation, including spending money, etc.]. They would need to include a housekeeper [at least once a week], who is an excellent cook and LOVES to do dishes & iron. They would also need to include a new BMW 328 every year [they could lease it, that's fine]. Black with a beige leather interior.

    I look in the paper every morning--- guess i'll have to keep my job until that one opens up, huh???
  4. by   justanurse
    I've just landed my ?dream job. I will go from making $44K to $34K (which is only a grand or two less than I made last year before my big raise), but I will have two months off with pay, and can still take the 7 weeks of vacation/holiday time I earn each year. So, if I plan it right I can have almost 4 months off with my family in a years time. Working 3 days/week, doing bedside nursing care which I love, receiving full-time benefits. I'm going to have to pull in the purse strings, but I'm going to get to enjoy my kids while they're still little.
  5. by   Ellen in Ont
    I think I am in my dream job (ICU/CCU) but if I can make it a dream, I would like the respect of doctors and the public, and be paid enough enough that I feel it is a fair wage for all I do. If I was REALLY shooting for the moon, I would include getting all my breaks!
  6. by   Jenny P
    My dream job would be an evening shift whenever I want to come in; but otherwise doing exactly what I currently do- CVICU. Oh, and I'd always get the 1:1 assignments, and have the respect of administraion, and real time off the unit to eat and take 2 breaks during my shift! And a better salary, and weekends and holidays off (I've always thought patients should go home at 5PM on Fridays and return at 9AM on Mondays-- is this too much to ask?)
    Oh, yes, I'd also like the hospital to give me a weekly maid to clean my house; and call and tell me that I NEED to take 6-8 vacation/ business trips per year to some exotic place and that I could bring my husband with (I would not have to do any work on those trips, I just want to be sent away frequently- to NICE places!)! And a chauffeur to drive me back and forth so I don't HAVE to stay awake driving home after working my shift (but I don't need a limo).
  7. by   jamistlc
    Mine would be what else in a Women's Healthcare area or with neonates, preferable OB-L&D! It would be in a sub tropical enviroment, along the coast where the hospital furnishs a 30-40 foot boat to live on, as a Traveler nurse, with a perm option!

    The only thing that would really cinch the deal would be the Nursing Area! But as an perfect placement this would be IT!

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  8. by   hollykate
    What a FUN post. Dream job for me... well- continuing in ICU (Surg or Neurotrauma is good) the1:1 patients, MD's who make sense. And endless opportunity and no crazy rotating shifts. Oddly, writing this down, I see that I pretty much have my dream job- now if I oculd make a little more money....
  9. by   Jason-ACNP
    Originally posted by Tim-GNP:
    NurseMark...

    I only know of one NP that makes slightly less than $60,000. Every NP I've ever worked with started at least at $65,000 plus productivity bonuses, but many make quite a bit more. The highest starting salary (for a new graduate) last year was $100,000. Yet, the highest paid salaries in 2000 (according to a report on NP salaries submitted by an NP web site), the fifth percentile made $220,000 in 2000. Again, that is the fifth percentile. The average nationwide is about $65,000.

    As for my dream job, I've already obtained it. A job with autonomy, respect, prescriptive authority, great patients, great physicians, and wonderful working hours. No stress. No pain. No labor. I'm sipping a beer every evening by 5:15 on my deck, overlooking the lake. All benefits paid, (including malpractice), 4 weeks vacation, 7 paid holidays, and a week to attend a conference at any location of my choice (fully paid).

    I really like the housekeeper idea. I think that is feasible My contract is soon to expire. I'll be making that one of the stipulations.

    I don't know where you live, but I make a heck of a lot more than $60,000/year. Also, they hire NP's in some of the ER's around here [that probably make much more than I do].

    My dream job would be 11:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Tuesday through Wednesday. Paid vacations [I mean, they would pay for me to go on vacation, including spending money, etc.]. They would need to include a housekeeper [at least once a week], who is an excellent cook and LOVES to do dishes & iron. They would also need to include a new BMW 328 every year [they could lease it, that's fine]. Black with a beige leather interior.

    I look in the paper every morning--- guess i'll have to keep my job until that one opens up, huh???
  10. by   Jason-ACNP
    I only know of one NP that makes slightly less than $60,000. Every NP I've ever worked with started at least at $65,000 plus productivity bonuses, but many make quite a bit more. The highest starting salary (for a new graduate) last year was $100,000. Yet, the highest paid salaries in 2000 (according to a report on NP salaries submitted by an NP web site), the fifth percentile made $220,000 in 2000. Again, that is the fifth percentile. The average nationwide is about $65,000.

    As for my dream job, I've already obtained it. A job with autonomy, respect, prescriptive authority, great patients, great physicians, and wonderful working hours. No stress. No pain. No labor. I'm sipping a beer every evening by 5:15 on my deck, overlooking the lake. All benefits paid, (including malpractice), 4 weeks vacation, 7 paid holidays, and a week to attend a conference at any location of my choice (fully paid).

    I really like the housekeeper idea. I think that is feasible My contract is soon to expire. I'll be making that one of the stipulations.

  11. by   kjmta57
    Oh yes I forgot to add the good looking male escort to work and back (Moral booster)
  12. by   CEN35
    Hmmmmmm????? Well, no holidays......at least not 12-24 through 1-1. My own schedule, own hours, more physician respect...which isnt bas right now among my co-workers. $80,000 a year with benefits.
    Where too?? Love the virgin islands......would the wife go? NOT! Hard enough to get her three hours away from her hometown.
    Other option? Small town hospital....$60,000 yr, in the moutains somewhere, paid for house, no phone, streams and good weather when Im off.

    Rick
  13. by   HotSpam
    kjmta57
    Personally mine would be somewhere I could see the ocean once in awhile making 5-6000 a month full benifits and at the most 3-5 patients
    I know of such a place almost. It is a heart center in Miami. The patient room are very sweet too, like nice suites. Very exclusive. Good, Good pay but you have to be really on top of Cardiac care and look good in a uniform. Yada Yada.

    HotSpam
    I won't enter my fantasy cause you all would just think I was lazy - lol

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