If you could do anything in nursing - page 2

If you could be in any area of nursing other than the one you are already involved in, and didn't have the constraints of time, training or location, what would you choose? I would be a flight... Read More

  1. by   kids
    NICU


    *sigh*....someday...
  2. by   LilgirlRN
    I don't really wanna be a CRNA, I love the ED...but CRNA's make a decent living with less hours etc. So I would do that.
  3. by   TazNurse
    I'd love to do something with computers.... let me explain... Something like MDS or care planning. Work out of an office but yet have the chance to go to patients rooms, interview them about care, hold their hand... audit charts, etc. THEN, I'D be the one pointing out the itsy bitsy stuff left out. nahhh... I'd be more focused on the patients care. Have you noticed we (nurses) are so focused on what to look for that could be misconstrued in court that we often forget about the PATIENT?? anywho... in short, I'd like more time with patients and less stress!! I work in LTC and you wouldn't believe the stress. I work in a high skill level wing. More like a step down unit than a nursing home. Trachs, respirators, IV's...... ohhh for the TIME to actually "Nurse".
  4. by   MollyJ
    Case Management on hospital based patients, particularly complex cases and frequent flyers to the ED.

    I like hopeless messes. What can I say?

    This job would combine the old ED job, which I miss, with one on one helping of people with complex problems. My current job has awakened me to how often drugs and alcohol probably play a role here.

    This job is clearly in my reach but I don't want to take a "sucks me dry" job until my son is older, so I may be heading for the stay at home mom thing. I'm not sure at all that I'll be able to do that, but who knows...
  5. by   MollyJ
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    I would LOVE to do home health follow-ups for post-partal women and their families. I want to help them w/breastfeeding or bottlefeeding issues, sleep problems, self-and-baby-care questions that never were addressed in the birth center or hospital due to time constraints. I never feel like there is enough time for me to work with them to my satisfaction in the hospital and they go home with so many questions. I try, but time is so short with early discharge that is standard today!

    I think doing this, if nothing else, I would just be a reassuring reference person for them. Had MY way, EVERY WOMAN who gave birth would have at least ONE postpartum home health assessment visit, that would be covered by insurance or medicaid, to reassure them they are "normal" and NOT crazy! They are just POST- PARTAL and that this, too shall pass! KWIM?

    I **really** want to do this one day. I think MANY concerns and questions persist long after discharge from the hospital and so many families feel lost and alone out there. I want them to know they are NOT alone!
    I have done this job in the past (working in public health you get to do it all). It really is pretty cool. Some moms don'[t want you there at first, but you have a really opportunity to let them know the above, tell them they really need to call the doc about that fever and discharge from their c-sect wound and just give them a mom to mom perspective on how hard it can be to have a new baby and then you feel like you touched another human. Cool.
  6. by   semstr
    Boobaby 42,

    excellent idea, from what I read about the las UN-Assembly on children, it's absolutely necessary to do a thing like that in the US.
    It almost made me gag to read the US, Vatican and the islamic countries held toghether on this topic!

    I am working in my dream job.
    1/2 year in Florida would be nice, or Bahamas or Hawai or well you know what I mean, I'd work per diem twice a week.

    Take care, Renee
  7. by   ERNurse752
    Flight nurse, hands down...
  8. by   Shevalove
    Psyciatric Nurse Practitioner or the OR...I know quite a jump, but thats why I love nursing
  9. by   joyrochelle
    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    I would LOVE to do home health follow-ups for post-partal women and their families. I want to help them w/breastfeeding or bottlefeeding issues, sleep problems, self-and-baby-care questions that never were addressed in the birth center or hospital due to time constraints. I never feel like there is enough time for me to work with them to my satisfaction in the hospital and they go home with so many questions. I try, but time is so short with early discharge that is standard today!

    i agree...when i was working on postpartum i thought it was so cool that so many of our patient's qualified for a "free" home visit from a community nurse. Many women took advantgae of it, however i believe it was only one time visit and you had to make it sound appealing to some women, as some saw it as a weakness to require further help....( my patient's thought it was a darn fine idea!)

    of course it was county by county, and some of our more needy areas near detroit didn't qualify.....unfortunate.
  10. by   Nurse K-Bear
    I would like to become a RN someday! Just two more years of school left.

    Now I am an LPN on a surgery floor. Would like to work in Labor and delivery/post partum. I am now putting in my "time" on the Med/surg floors until I graduate. There are not to many LPNs who work in OB at the hospital where I work.
  11. by   dianah
    Shay, check out the June issue of Guideposts, p.18, "A Healing Place."
    As for me: would remain doing Radiology Nursing, only without the call!
  12. by   GeorgieGirl
    Originally posted by TazNurse
    but yetI'd love to do something with computers.... let me explain... Something like MDS or care planning. Work out of an office have the chance to go to patients rooms, interview them about care, hold their hand... audit charts, etc. THEN, I'D be the one pointing out the itsy bitsy stuff left out. nahhh... I'd be more focused on the patients care. Have you noticed we (nurses) are so focused on what to look for that could be misconstrued in court that we often forget about the PATIENT?? anywho... in short, I'd like more time with patients and less stress!! I work in LTC and you wouldn't believe the stress. I work in a high skill level wing. More like a step down unit than a nursing home. Trachs, respirators, IV's...... ohhh for the TIME to actually "Nurse".
    Taz: Are you sure you don't work at my facility? My LTC/Rehab also has vents, trachs, IVs, etc. I am living your dream but would love to do something from home at this point. I also love to sit w/ residents, etc.; and sometimes I can. But this job holds MUCH responsibility, and I feel the need to be home w/ my teens & pre-teens. MDS/Care Plan is not less stress, it is just different stress.
  13. by   Brita01
    I'd be one of those private duty nurses for a rich family, like the ones in those old movies. Taking care of someone who doesn't need a tremendous amount of care, but just because the family wants and can afford a private nurse. And getting to travel with them wherever they went. Boy, is that a major dream that will never happen. I think that ONLY happens in the movies.

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