If you could pick your ideal job in nursing, what would it be? - page 3

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,... Read More

  1. Visit  Sam_Nurse} profile page
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    I have worked in ICU, PCU, Med-Surg and now working in informatics. I work mon-fri 8 hr shifts and also off on holidays. I still like the 12hr shifts and has to work only 3 days a week. Anyway now I am happy to eat my breakfast and lunch. When I work in the floor I can hardly eat lunch and when I was a new grad, most of the days I have to skip breakfast and even lunch some time. While working in the floor most of the days I have to stay over at least one hour after my shift to finish the work without charging overtime. I think every job has its advantages and disadvantages and at the end it is an individual preference.
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  3. Visit  Lil'mama} profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    I am lucky. I already have my perfect job. Full time rapid response nurse. My job is a lot of fun, basicaly one critical situation after another and if nothing is going on I sit with my feet up. Tons of autonomy (I can't imagine a hospital nurse with more autonomy) and respect. It's a leadership position but I am nobody's supervisor. I work in a great and supportive union hospital (obviously not Magnet) with good benifits including a pension plan. I get 8 hours of vacation AND 4 hours of sick time every pay period and make well into six figures (not counting OT). My fellow nurses are alwasy happy to see me since I only come when they need help. I get all the food calls "hello rapid response? Ya just wanted to let you know we are having rootbeer floats here on tele". My (male) nurse manager is fantastic! He leaves me alone until I need him and he has my back as he has demonstrated many times. All that and exactly the schedual I wanted.
    Lucky indeed.
    That does sound awesome. Our hospital isn't large enough to warrant such.
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  4. Visit  twinkerrs} profile page
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    Where I work now with a different administration and better pay.

    But since that isn't going to happen FMHNP will work just fine come on Graduationin 2014!!
  5. Visit  missnurse01} profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    I am lucky. I already have my perfect job. Full time rapid response nurse. My job is a lot of fun, basicaly one critical situation after another and if nothing is going on I sit with my feet up. Tons of autonomy (I can't imagine a hospital nurse with more autonomy) and respect. It's a leadership position but I am nobody's supervisor. I work in a great and supportive union hospital (obviously not Magnet) with good benifits including a pension plan. I get 8 hours of vacation AND 4 hours of sick time every pay period and make well into six figures (not counting OT). My fellow nurses are alwasy happy to see me since I only come when they need help. I get all the food calls "hello rapid response? Ya just wanted to let you know we are having rootbeer floats here on tele". My (male) nurse manager is fantastic! He leaves me alone until I need him and he has my back as he has demonstrated many times. All that and exactly the schedual I wanted.
    Lucky indeed.
    what state are you in! I would love your job!
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  6. Visit  wish_me_luck} profile page
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    My dream job would involve so many aspects that it would take a while. For starters, public health nurse at the health dept. Also, do as needed mental health nursing. Then, get my MPH in epidemiology or community health. After that, get a doctorate in public health with a specialization in health policy. Go on and work for the CDC or NIH/NIMH. Do some political/health policy stuff and human rights advocacy. On the side do some health related volunteering. Not so much about salary...I want to change the world. Yes, I dream big. Haha.
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  7. Visit  Lil'mama} profile page
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    My dream job would be very flexible. I like patient care minus some of the dynamics and drama.

    Maybe outpatient surgery?
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  8. Visit  llg} profile page
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    Pretty much the type of work I am doing now -- but only part time (instead full time) and with an administration that I could respect and trust.

    I do staff development, serve as liaison with local schools of nursing, run an extern program for nursing students, and work on research and evidence-based practice projects.
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  9. Visit  Been there,done that} profile page
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    25 years @ the bedside. My ideal job is using my skills to improve patient care with my critical thinking skills.
    Have found it.. it can be done.
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  10. Visit  DoeRN} profile page
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    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Well baby nursery three days a week.
    I said this would be my close to retirement job.
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  11. Visit  dfs1961} profile page
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    I just started my dream job back in Sept. School nurse at the elementary school level - 500+ kids, tube feed BID, daily meds, and approximately 30 visits per day. I get my kids off to school, get to work by 8:07, leave by 2:59pm, walk in my front door at 3:07. Every weekend off, holidays, snow days, 3 weeks of vacation (Dec, Feb and April) and all summer off with my children. Low stress, I still use my clinical skills, I am busy so the days fly by. I will retire with a government pension and my sanity intact!
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  12. Visit  livelovelaugh1} profile page
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    Wish Me Luck,

    Sounds like you and I have the same ideal dream job. I'm glad to hear about your dreams to change the world!
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  13. Visit  diva_nurse} profile page
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    Mon thru Friday 8:30 to 5:00 pm no weekends no holidays.
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  14. Visit  Joaquin49} profile page
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    In comfortable morgue.
    Nscorpiored, Crazed, workingharder, and 2 others like this.


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