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

by madwife2002 8,321 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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    My current job with a higher pay...except we'd have visiting hours and the nurses wouldn't be responsible for things like bed baths and bed pans
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    Well baby nursery three days a week.
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    I think I would like to be a school nurse, making good money, on a salary.
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    Mines would be working in the ED at a Trauma center 3 days a week! Thursday - Saturday 1pm-1am. Get paid for 4 days cause of Thursday & Friday. Full benefits, $5 copays. Awesome co-workers & docs too would be a plus!
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    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.
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    Full-time clinical educator for NIGHT SHIFT nurses. 4 nights/ week from 5p-3a. PICU / NICU / PEDS.
    I've had two jobs for much of my career so my second job would be night shift homecare nurse for a vent-dependent baby with a nice family and a decent cable package and wireless internet. (This is the job where I get all my research / bill paying / reading done)
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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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    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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    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!!
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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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