If you could pick your ideal job in nursing, what would it be? - page 2

by madwife2002 8,431 Views | 47 Comments Senior Moderator

So if you could pick you ideal job, with ideal hours what job would you do? For me my ideal job would be 3 days a week, 3-1 patient ratio on a tele floor I would have a pro active, supportive, vision for the future manager... Read More


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    L&D day shift monday - friday 7-330. I would love to have weekends off!
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    Paid trip to developing nations and train
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    Mon-Fri 8-3 (I'm a single mom so those hours would be AWESOME), patient care with elderly where I have time to educate and provide excellent care, an awesome boss who works with us, great doctors, a good salary and plenty of learning opportunities.
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    Which nursing job gives me the winning powerball ticket?

    That's the one I want.
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    OB/GYN Office, 3 days per week (Tues, Wed, Thurs) with great coworkers, and doctors without attitude. And make $ that I make now.
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    This is easy! I would invent my own periop job. I would be with my patient as their pre-op RN, circulator and then recover them in PACU. That job would make me so stinkin' happy!

    Of course, having a commute of less than half an hour would be a bonus!!
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    oH, I HAD my ideal job.

    I was a float. Most nurses loathe floating, i LOVED it!! Just LOVED it, made each day fresh, broadened my knowledge base, kept it exciting and 'fresh'. LOVED it. Also, reduces the crapola we can get into with personality conflicts/coworkers/shift wars, etc.


    Re: Every sunday off, can be done. Depends on the type of nursing you choose. But, even in hospital nursing, there are some hospitals which offer weekday/weekend staffs. Me, i didn't mind working weekends, really, cuz i sure did love having a WEEKDAY off, wow, got so much done.

    Re: great bosses, few and far between. Still, as awesome as having one is, you will ALWAYS still be YOU, with your gifts and skills to share, no matter who is the boss.

    Re: great coworkers, learn to work with ANYONE....absolutely anyone.
    Most everywhere you work, there will be always be one oddball, and if you are lucky, there's ONLY the one.

    Focus on <3 THE PATIENTS. <3
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    Clinical educator job - 4 days per week, 10-hour days, 7am - 5pm, Monday through Thursday, 2 holidays per year, 4 weeks vacation.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    My ideal nursing job would involve:

    1. Minimal direct patient care - just enough to maintain my skill set.
    2. No contact with hostile family members and belligerent visitors.
    3. At least three days off per week, preferably in a row.
    4. Nothing in acute care - I don't like the high-pressure hospital environment.
    5. Only patients who are in stable condition with predictable outcomes.
    6. Low levels of stress and enjoyable coworkers.
    Agree! 100%
    + reasonable pay, hourly/not salary preferable. and No On-call
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    Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (:


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