If not a nurse...what???? - page 2

So, if you considered nursing but had another dream career what would you have done???? I wanted to be a vet so badly but got a grant from my State for Nursing School! I took it..duh why... Read More

  1. by   nursemomruns
    Quote from TriageRN_34
    So, if you considered nursing but had another dream career what would you have done????

    I wanted to be a vet so badly but got a grant from my State for Nursing School! I took it..duh why not...been in healthcare since I was young! But I still long for a career in vet! (I have better results with pets and their owners than people some days! LOL!)

    What was your dream job? And lets keep it to non nursing okay??? We all know about loving nursing...but what about other professions too???
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  2. by   CrunchRN
    Well - I originally wanted to be a diplomat for the UN, or a stewardess (that is what it was called back then!).
  3. by   trixie
    A Librarian. I love books!
    I was a library assistant in high school and loved it. Even when I accidentally due date cards with Feb 30 and Feb 31 one time!
  4. by   sjt9721
    Federal law enforcement...FBI, DEA, US Marshal, etc. But that was then...

    Now...never thought I'd say this, but I would love to quit work and stay at home with my daughter. (She'll be a month old tomorrow!) I absolutely love being a nurse, but quickly figured out it doesn't hold a candle to this "Mom" gig!
  5. by   Haunted
    Quote from sjt9721
    Federal law enforcement...FBI, DEA, US Marshal, etc. But that was then...

    Now...never thought I'd say this, but I would love to quit work and stay at home with my daughter. (She'll be a month old tomorrow!) I absolutely love being a nurse, but quickly figured out it doesn't hold a candle to this "Mom" gig!


    I hope that you can stretch out your time off for as long as possible. Even though there will be days when you miss the old "neighborhood" you can always bring your baby to the unit and have lunch with your co workers. But, you may regret the time not spent with her when she needs you more than anyone else in this world. Congratulation on your new job!!!!!!!
  6. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from TriageRN_34
    So, if you considered nursing but had another dream career what would you have done????

    I wanted to be a vet so badly but got a grant from my State for Nursing School! I took it..duh why not...been in healthcare since I was young! But I still long for a career in vet! (I have better results with pets and their owners than people some days! LOL!)

    What was your dream job? And lets keep it to non nursing okay??? We all know about loving nursing...but what about other professions too???
    My "dream" career would be a photographer. I am one now, but kids and weddings isn't high fashion or National Geographic. I really enjoy being behind the camera and capturing beauty on film. Unfortunatly it doesn't really pay the bills. I love caring for others and that is why I'm beginning nursing school in January, but photography is my passion. My lifelong dream is to travel to Italy, Greece, Ireland and New Zealand to take some magnificent photographs. Sigh! Some day................
  7. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from Fuzzy
    I'm in my dream job now. I'm a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). When I was younger I wanted to be a nurse just like my aunt. I found that I get along better with animals and their people better than I do most people. I know that the money is much less and the benefits may not be as much as what nurses get but I've been able to get along fine in most cases. I get to do alot in my job and each day is different.
    If I were to win the lottery (HA HA), I would like to have some affordable pet friendly rentals in my area. It is really sad when people move here and cannot find a place where they can have their pets.

    Fuzzy
    I agree with you about the pet friendly rentals. There are virtually none where I live either. I won't move without my pet.
  8. by   ptadvocate81
    Growing up I always wanted to be a marine biologist and live at sea studying the patterns of animals and all that, but now that I married a man who hates the water, my dreams have changed. I dream of moving back to Brazil and opening an orphanage with a million kids!
  9. by   sddlnscp
    My #1 Dream Job: A fantasy/mystery/scifi/horror writer. Unfortunately, I get about halfway through a novel and get writer's block, so that's not gonna happen.

    I wanted to be a Dr. growing up (heart or eye surgeon to be specific) If it wasn't for . . . you know . . . life getting in the way, that is what I would have done. However, after learning so much about nursing and how much it differs from being a Dr., I much prefer the nursing with the day-to-day hands-on care. Perhaps it's a good thing life got in the way. I am actually pursuing my real dream (my grown-up one) of becoming a Neonatal NP. (Yes, loooooooong road ahead of me, but who says we can't have our dreams?)
  10. by   vidrine rn
    Quote from TriageRN_34
    So, if you considered nursing but had another dream career what would you have done????

    I wanted to be a vet so badly but got a grant from my State for Nursing School! I took it..duh why not...been in healthcare since I was young! But I still long for a career in vet! (I have better results with pets and their owners than people some days! LOL!)

    What was your dream job? And lets keep it to non nursing okay??? We all know about loving nursing...but what about other professions too???

    hi triage,
    when i read your post i was thinking wow that sounds like me! i wanted to be a vet also. i love animals and like u i get along better with pets. lol. i was to old to go to vetrenay school. it takes 8 years. and i would have to relocate. so i went into nursing. still think about being a vet sometimes. :smackingf
  11. by   sunnyjohn
    "I coulda' been a contender."

    ...Or an astronaut, but the Houston humidity wrecked my hair, so nursing was my fall back.

  12. by   nursing 101
    As a child I wanted to be a doctor but when I hit the teens it just vanished from my mind. Don't have any regrets either...lol!
    As a grown up I think I would have wanted to have a starbucks/bakery. I love to bake specially cakes. I like to decorate them as well. I am not a big fan of coffee but I do love the aroma and the atmosphere of a starbucks. Too bad they don't franchise I will look into it as my golden years approach.
  13. by   ARLadyRN
    I want to have an antiques shop or be a professional garage sale/ estate sale organizer/saler or be a professional worldwide traveler. I am getting tired of hospital work, it gets depressing.

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