Dream Job~~ maybe it's out there!

  1. Hey all:angel2:s!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I posted a thread a while ago,,, regarding my plans to move west,,, I am in asssisted living now,,,, as a D.O.N. Thinking of Nevada,,,, Las Vegas,,, staying with geriatrics / assisted living in some capacity,,,

    When I read the posts about rural nursing,,,, got me dreaming / yearning for :uhoh21: a job I believed had gone by the way side long ago ,,, Working for one / two doctors or clinic caring for people from birth to death,,,, Even a small rural hospital,,,

    Nevada,,, as the state isn't set in stone,,, could be Colorado,,, Idaho,,,,

    :kiss Anyone,,, working in this area,,, having links for me to research,,, Any information,,, thoughts,,, would be greatly apprieciated,,, ( $ issues,,, staffing,,, budgets,,, those problems are given,,, anywhere I choose,,, want to be informed but these are not deciding factors,, )

    Maybe I can find my dream job ~ work it till my retirement,,,, (If I get to retire that is,,,lol ) be happy,,, Wake up every morning to the sight of a mountain in the background,,, forest in front of me,,,, oh,,,, sorry,,, lost in that darn dream again

    ~kitamoon
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  3. by   sjoe
    The pay, working conditions, duration of the job, etc. are completely up to the specific private setting involved, so see if you can do some local research interviews to give you a general idea. Usually, the pay is VERY low and in these days of mis-managed care, these small operations are going out of business right and left. Some things to consider.
  4. by   ptnurse
    Don't have any advise to offer, just wanted to wish you luck in your quest for your perfect job. I think that it is important in life to have a dream.(and to chase the heck out of it.) Keep posting, I for one would like an update from time to time on your progress.
  5. by   cactus wren
    I`ve dome both the big city hospitals, and the small rural ones. And in general prefer the rural ones, like I`m at now......I like the fact our CEO knows by first name everyone from DON to the housekeepers. I had my high adreneline times, am on (hopefully) downside of my nursing career....so I don`t mind being bored.......but I`m not allowed to say that word while at work..last time I did, within 5 minutes OR called to say they were bringing us a ruptured triple A repair, with every drip known to man, vented,etc..........we had not heard a word about him until they called.........lol.....and I like that....a little spice never hurts.......keeps the brain cells working, but most days are peaceful....and I like that even more....
    I like being able to rarely lock my doors, hearing the coyotes sing me to sleep at night, even like the ongoing fight I have with the critters eating my garden.....
    But rural life isn`t for everyone, we have had travelers who just are bored silly. And a few who were scared by the rural feeling( real city folk)....
    Good luck on your search..........the right place will come....I came here originally as a ytraveler, and after I left got homesick, and came back as staff....
    But...Idaho? Wyoming? Brrrrrrrrr...........way too cold for me.........
  6. by   nakitamoon
    Sjoe~ thank you for your input,,, I agree I need to be sure I don't take a position that will no longer be existant in few months or years,,, & need to do lots of research,,, the wage,,, is a consideration,,, but not a deciding factor,,, if everything else is what I need,,, the pay can be lower,,, At this point,,, I want a job I love going to everyday,,, (not looking through rose colored glasses,,,, & know everywhere has own problems,,, but the best job for me~~~~ )

    ptnurse~ thank you so much for your wishes,,,, I am going to chase the heck out of this one,,,, & will keep you all informed,,,,

    Cactus Wren~ You are where I want to be!!! Sounded so good as you described it!!! born in country,,, lived in city,,,, Soooo not a city folk,,,, lol want to chase critters from the garden,,, want to not worry about the doors if I don't have too,,, time for some peace,,, thank you so much,,,, I will add Arizona to my list of states,,,,, South Idaho,,, was more what I was thinking when I said Idaho,,,, Wyoming,,,, could be too cold for me,,,,, thanks so much for your reply,,,,,,,

    **** Now I need to add one more query to my post,,,, I was pm'd by a recruiter,,,, is this a good / bad thing,,,, my first impression was,,,, mistrust for some reason as I read the pm,,,, maybe unfounded,,, so much of a sales pitch,,, I don't want to post the name,,, but if anyone can give me insight on this please pm me,,,, I will send the letter,,,,,, Maybe I felt unsure of it as I was asking for imput from my allnurses family,,,, but~~~

    Thank you all for your thoughts,,,,

    Have great one,,,, peace ~kitamoon
  7. by   bagladyrn
    Originally posted by nakitamoon
    Hey all:angel2:s!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I posted a thread a while ago,,, regarding my plans to move west,,, I am in asssisted living now,,,, as a D.O.N. Thinking of Nevada,,,, Las Vegas,,, staying with geriatrics / assisted living in some capacity,,,

    When I read the posts about rural nursing,,,, got me dreaming / yearning for :uhoh21: a job I believed had gone by the way side long ago ,,, Working for one / two doctors or clinic caring for people from birth to death,,,, Even a small rural hospital,,,

    Nevada,,, as the state isn't set in stone,,, could be Colorado,,, Idaho,,,,

    :kiss Anyone,,, working in this area,,, having links for me to research,,, Any information,,, thoughts,,, would be greatly apprieciated,,, ( $ issues,,, staffing,,, budgets,,, those problems are given,,, anywhere I choose,,, want to be informed but these are not deciding factors,, )

    Maybe I can find my dream job ~ work it till my retirement,,,, (If I get to retire that is,,,lol ) be happy,,, Wake up every morning to the sight of a mountain in the background,,, forest in front of me,,,, oh,,,, sorry,,, lost in that darn dream again

    ~kitamoon
    I've been traveling to mostly small rural hospitals for about 6 yrs. now. If you can give me more idea of what specifically you are looking for: i.e. how small, how isolated, areas you particularly like, I might have some suggestions. For instance right now I'm in a very small hospital in a small (about 4-5000 pop) town in northern Nevada. Very friendly place, nice people both in and out of hospital, but the usual drawbacks of long way to some amenities, limited job opportunities for spouse if you have one, etc. Know of some others both less and even more isolated.

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