If you could pick your ideal job in nursing, what would it be? - page 5

by madwife2002 Senior Moderator | 8,498 Views | 47 Comments

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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    Quote from dfs1961
    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!
    *** That sounds sweet! I thought I already had my dream job, now after reading this I know I don't. I am jelous. I have never seen a male school nurses. Anyone know any? How does one go about becoming qualified for school nursing?
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    Quote from PMFB-RN

    My observation is that it is the smaller (100-250 beds) community and teaching hospitals that stand to gain the most from a full time RRT. Our hospital is only 250 beds but it is a university affiliated teaching hospital. The larger hospitals have a lot more resourses available and almost always have staff physicians in house to back up the residents. The very small hospitals have stafff used to operating with little support and usually the attending physicians are taking care of their own patients, rather than interns and residents.
    I work in (but not live) Minnesota. MN is a great state but is old fashioned when it comes to nursing and is certainly not veteran friendly.
    Ok I see. We are not a teaching hospital but do have over 200 beds. If we call a rapid response...it is the house sup, a critical care nurse sometimes 2 and a RT.
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    I want to be the attractive and young female RN who lands the older MD in my first year of nursing. That way, I never have to be a RN again. : )
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    Quote from wish_me_luck
    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.
    This!! Maybe we can share ideas
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    At my facility we have a few wound nurses. They work 9-5 Monday to Friday. They assess all new admits, see each wound patient once a week (or more) and see pts in the outpatient clinic.

    That is my ideal job!
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** That sounds sweet! I thought I already had my dream job, now after reading this I know I don't. I am jelous. I have never seen a male school nurses. Anyone know any? How does one go about becoming qualified for school nursing?
    Different states have different requirements for school nurses, also, there are not many school nurse jobs out there. I would suggest getting on a sub list...I know a few people who landed jobs that way. Yes there are male school nurses.
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    Quote from bsyrn
    Different states have different requirements for school nurses, also, there are not many school nurse jobs out there. I would suggest getting on a sub list...I know a few people who landed jobs that way. Yes there are male school nurses.
    Right. My area requires a BSN and two years experience.


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