If you left nursing? - page 4

If tomorrow you had to leave nursing what career would you got to?And do you think your prepared for it and do you think you would be happy doing it?... Read More

  1. by   joeyrigor
    I too like the coffee house idea - but it would be an Elvis Presley Coffee House!
  2. by   Jen911
    I'd go back to my previous job as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher.. all the adrenaline without dealing with the families face to face...lol.
  3. by   boobaby42
    Grow tomatoes like old southern gals are supposed to. Sell them by the roadside. : )
  4. by   fergus51
    Originally posted by hoolahan
    A Librarian. NO I am not prepared, I need an MLS, and I can't afford it, and no hospital will pay tuition for a non-nsg degree. And yes, to be surrounded by books, I think I would love it.
    Ew. I worked in a library for 7 years before becoming a nurse. The people were nice, but I found being surrounded by books wasn't much fun when I couldn't read them because they weren't paying me to do that.

    I would be a dog trainer.
  5. by   disher
    I'd open a bookstore coffeeshop, with a large deck where customers can sit and enjoy fresh air and a great mountain or ocean view.
  6. by   Tiiki
    Nursing has become my 3rd profession, and my one true love. If I had to stop today, I think I'd become a vagabond student, taking courses of interest, exploring, learning. And I'd bring a double espresso latte with me!!
    Jo
  7. by   catlady
    Run a cat sanctuary for homeless cats.

    Hoolahan, can't you tell them you want to be a medical librarian?
  8. by   RNKitty
    I left 3 months ago to be a stay-at-home mom. Never been happier. I am studying nutrition in my "spare time" and someday might go for an advanced degree in that field. In the mean time, I'll keep my license active as long as I can to fall back on, but I have no desire to return to the stress while the kids are little.
  9. by   joyflnoyz
    For fun, I'd be a "professionsal student"..taking a class just because it sounded interesting to me

    For other fun <and to pay for the classes> I'd open a quilt shop and rubber stamp store.

    Oh, all those colors and textures!!!
  10. by   AmyRN1227
    Hmmmm....
    I'd have to say something creative like photography, a painter or something like that. Where I could be carefree!! LOL
    Amy
  11. by   CEN35
    i did always think about going to med school, until i saw what the insurance companies are doing to medicine. who ever thought medicare would pay more than private insurance?
    taking this into consideration, always thought being a pilot would be cool. unfortunately, the airline industry currently sucks. plus, most hired are military trained, which was out from the start with my asthma.
    so then i think i would consider ending up in law school! sure the ambulance chasers are scum suckers. along with most of the rest of them, along with of course...............politicians.
    they work monday-friday, 1st shift....and make good money. if you get in with a local, state or federal burea the insurance benefits are unbeleivable. so..........prolly law school?

    me
  12. by   dianah
    Many years ago I tried law school . . . FASCINATING but not my cuppa tea. But you'll never know until you try it!
    I'd like to do voice-overs for animated shows, and sing, not necessarily on stage . . . sound tracks, etc.
    Wouldn't mind being a forest service employee . . . working outdoors in the mts. . . . 'course, as an employee I'd have to do my assignment, and it may not be what I want to do that day! Maybe get a good mt. horse and patrol/upkeep trails . . .
  13. by   Ted
    I would probably think about making music ministry a full time vocation.

    I'm a choir director for a small Lutheran Church. There's no money in it, but there's lots of rewards. As a music ministry, we've done a lot of neat things over the years. Our "big event" is producing "Godspell" which, every two to three years, we take on the road as part of our theater ministry. We also done a lot of cool encumenical choir projects.

    My goal is to someday have a "cooking" rock-jazz style of music ministry playing original music.

    Cheers,

    Ted

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