If not a nurse...what???? - page 3

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   tencat
    Physical Anthropologist specializing in ancient diseases and disease processes seen in different kinds of mummies and assorted human skeletons! If I ever win the lottery, I'll go straight to the anth department and sign up.
  2. by   TracyB,RN
    hmmm. I knew at the age of 5 that I was going to be a nurse.
    Now, I am preparing to take a judging course to be a tumbling judge for fun. My daughter is a competitive tumbler/trampolinist & it is truly amazing what some of these kids can do.
    Other than that, when I win the lottery, lol, I would join the other animal lovers & own a doggie hotel, along with a Boxer Rescue.
  3. by   angelbsn
    I would raise long-haired dachshunds on the beautiful white sands of my own private beach on my own private island. And photograph them. Come to think of it, Richard Branson's place would do just fine, if I could get him to move. Anyone wanna loan me a few million??
  4. by   bethin
    Ok guys, don't laugh but secretly I wanted to be a fighter jet pilot. The faster it goes the better! When I graduated from hs I was sooo close to joining the navy. I had all my paperwork ready but I couldn't pass the physical--ended up finding mitral valve prolapse and atrial tachycardia so I ditched that plan.

    Whatever job I do has to be high stress. I'm an adrenaline junkie!
  5. by   Jesskanurse
    Quote from PennyLane
    I'd love to be a professional singer or a musician in a world-class symphony. My two loves are music and science. But more realistically I'd probably end up a music teacher...that doesn't interest me. So I didn't major in music and to this day I somewhat regret it.
    I was originally going to major in flute performance. It is my first love, my main passion! Playing in a symphony would be my ultimate dream job. And I too still regret not majoring in music, and I'm not even done with my RN schooling yet! I have seriously considered doing per diem nursing and persuing music still. Thoughts?

    Jess
  6. by   Grace Oz
    As a child I had ambitions to grow up into a tall, gorgeous, blond haired stunner, and become a movie star.

    I was born, black haired, short and average looking! :chuckle And stayed that way!!

    So... I became a nurse!!! :chuckle :roll
  7. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Haunted
    I used to be a private detective before I had my son. There were times when it was everything you could imagine, car chases, spying, phone gags, photographing cheating spouses, research etc. The money was great since I was a female and could literally get beyond the "velvet rope" which made me much sought after when it came to process serving of famous people.

    I was even written about in a biography of a talk show host where I did the impossible, as well as a regional magazine that carried a story about Los Angeles PI's.

    Nursing has been very rewarding on many levels and has opened the door to Forensics, which I am currently completing. I am hoping to work with the Medical examiners office in a capacity that will allow me to use my scientific skills with my investigation to determine cause of death and criminal circumstance.

    Dream job? Maybe, although I carry the physical scars from my PI days with a stab wound scar on my scapula along with having to alter my physical appearance in light of retaliation from those I caught in the act!
    Wow, you sound like an awesome lady. Good luck w/Forensic Nursing, which should be much safer than your previous PI work.
  8. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from bethin
    Ok guys, don't laugh but secretly I wanted to be a fighter jet pilot. The faster it goes the better! When I graduated from hs I was sooo close to joining the navy. I had all my paperwork ready but I couldn't pass the physical--ended up finding mitral valve prolapse and atrial tachycardia so I ditched that plan.

    Whatever job I do has to be high stress. I'm an adrenaline junkie!
    Are you an RN? Considered ICU, ER, or Flight Nursing?
  9. by   Corvette Guy
    My first career [1980-1992] was as an aircraft electrician, in USMC & civilian.

    The Health Care field is my second career [since 1995; '95-'98 CST, '98-'04 RN w/ADN, and BSN Aug '04]. My dream job would be either as a PA or MD, both in surgery. However, at 44 yrs old I settle for CRNA if accepted in the Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing. Hoping to get the "good" news at the end of this month.
  10. by   AlexCCRN
    Teach for the London School of Economics and in my off-time, create glass sculpture. Thanks for asking, really. I'm reminded of what's possible.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_School_of_Economics
    http://www.cmog.org/
  11. by   NicInNC
    I'm in school for my LPN, but I'm still torn between that and teaching. I love to be with the children at my kids school. There's nothing better than walking into a classroom and a bunch of Kindergartners, First graders or Second Grader jump up yelling "Courtney's mom!" or "Kailey's mom!" and throwing their arms around my waist to hug me. I would love to teach Kindergarten-2nd grade.
  12. by   sun_chica
    I have a love for animals & want to protect their environment & ecosystems. Earned my AAS in Animal Management, poor salary $7-10/h to start. Finished my nursing degree & decided I need to do what I really love. This january back to school to earn a BS in Conservation & Wildlife Mgmt & begin to work towards a cause I am passionate about!!!

    $ isn't workth it, I'd rather be poor & happy... Yeah me
  13. by   MamaTheNurse
    I laugh when I think about how long I wanted to be a doc - whew, glad I snapped out of that craziness - I'm not slagging docs or anything, it's just that nursing has been a better career choice for me.............

    a few years ago, I thought I needed a change so I got a gig as a pharmaceutical rep - yikes - not a good thing for me - it sure made me appreciate what I have in nursing..............

    I sing in a good old rock 'n' roll band once a week and I love it, however, it's just for fun - my day job pays way more than playing in bars does up here in my neck of the woods - my kids go to parochial school ($$$$) and play hockey (also $$$$) so singing will remain a hobby for now.....

    I do have a knack for foreign languages - I can "find a man, find the can, get fed and get a bed" in at least 4 languages so I've always thought that doing something in that required me to speak another language other than English at my job would be cool.....

    maybe in my next life........for now, I'm a

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