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

  1. 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

    I would earn enough money that I could manage without worrying

    I don't mind working the holidays and I would like 6-8 weeks vacation per year

    I would have every Sunday off, so I could do family stuff

    Oh yeah and all my co-workers wouldn't be moaning, complaining and back stabbing
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  2. 47 Comments

  3. by   DoeRN
    Using my nursing background but not doing direct patient care.

    Doing research or informatics Mon-Fri 7:00-3:30 is my dream nursing job. And working independently and not around a bunch of people would be even better!
  4. by   PacesFerryBSN
    I would like to work alone definitely, but a Tele unit with a 1: 3 ratio, or an ICU RATIO OF 1:1 Oooooh!
  5. by   tokmom
    School nurse. M-F, snow days and all holidays off. I also want my current rate of pay.
  6. by   squatmunkie_RN
    Quote from tokmom
    School nurse. M-F, snow days and all holidays off. I also want my current rate of pay.
    I 2nd that...but can I also add a pay raise? lol
  7. by   Born_2BRN
    My next ideal job would be a NP. Work this same amount of days get paid twice as much.
  8. by   Twinmom06
    OB - L&D - 1:1 ratio - or a Womans Health NP - clinic hours
  9. by   RockinChick66
    I wish I knew. Maybe....
    something where I can take my daughter to school
    and be home in time to go pick her up.

    Something a little less stressful than what I have now.
  10. by   Rhi007
    Anything traumatic!! I'm a sucker for blood and gore! Don't care about hours, decent pay would be nice and work with mostly males....I can't stand the ********, cat fights and snarkiness that goes on
  11. by   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.
  12. by   NurseJessie2
    L&D day shift monday - friday 7-330. I would love to have weekends off!
  13. by   Godson529
    Paid trip to developing nations and train
  14. by   AlphaPig
    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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If you could pick your ideal job in nursing, what would it be?