If you weren't a nurse, what would you have become? - page 5

For some reason I was thinking about Spinal Tap, at the end, when the guy says he would sell hats if he wasn't a musician. So if you weren't a nurse, what would you have become? If I was being... Read More

  1. by   OB-nurse2013
    Not sure if I should be answering this since I am not a nurse yet, but I graduate next semester. I think I would be an elementary school teacher. Not because I have any real desire for teaching but realistically I think it would be a good career for a mother and I think it would be kind of easy. I don't mean any offense by that I think its a very important profession and I'm sure it ahs its own set of stresses but still I feel it wouldn't be too bad. My dream though was always to be a biologist of some sort out in the field
  2. by   NJnewRN
    I would have done interior designing. It is truly my passion. I love designing. I simply love working with color. They evoke so many emotions. Perhaps an architech, but I heard it's not a good time to be one in this economy.
  3. by   chuchie
    I would think of some amazingly brilliant idea and then go strike a major deal on "The Shark Tank" and become a millionaire
  4. by   RN Miki
    Realistic: Physical Therapist- I'm big on rehab.

    Whimsical: I would love to own a cafe where everyone gathers to play board games and sip hot cocoa!
  5. by   PalmHarborMom
    Before entering nursing school, I was an Aviation Electrician and had plans to go back to school to become an Electrical Engineer. Because of my husband having medical issues, I have seen the best and worst or nursing. It was when I was able to see the worst nursing has to offer that I realized that I could do better. Yes, I could make more money as an Engineer or even as an aviation electrician BUT money isn't everything. I will be the nurse that you want to have when you need me and I will love every minute of it!
  6. by   Wrench Party
    This is my second degree...so what else would I do?

    Realistic: sexual health educator, non profit management, or grant writer. (I'll probably actually get around to all three of these in
    my lifetime, I have plans to start another non-profit in the next 5-10 years).

    Pipe dream: professional cyclist, horse trainer, or potter.
  7. by   DoeRN
    I would have been a lawyer. I'm actually starting law school next year.

    Whimsical I would have been a famous singer, fashion designer or a chef. I told my cousin who is trying to break into the music business that I'll be her back ground singer if she wants me too.
  8. by   misty_dawn
    1. Professional Traveler- you know the ones who get to review the hotels and airlines
    2. Cupcake bakery owner
    3. Hospitality at Disney World
    4. Wedding Planner
  9. by   SaoirseRN
    A doctor, actually, which was what I wanted to be my whole teenaged life. Unfortunately, my own poor life choices in my last year of high school made that not impossible, but less likely, and I picked nursing instead as a related career that would take less time to begin than becoming a physician.

    I have also aspired to be a writer and a photographer, both of which I dabble in but lack the time and the focus to pursue in earnest.
  10. by   itsmejuli
    If I only knew then what I know now: prosthetics/orthotics

    If I was 25 years younger: neurobiologist, geneticist, virologist, microbiologist, research psychologist.....yeah...love sciences

    Big dream: own a bar/hostel/rv park on a beach somewhere in Central America.
  11. by   mariebailey
    Graphic Designer. Here's my whimsical: United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  12. by   citylights89
    I ended up choosing nursing after many career changes throughout my childhood and adolescence. Disregarding my initial dreams of being a cheerleader and a waitress, I wanted to be a paleontologist, veterinarian, computer engineer, and pharmacist.

    If I could really change, I would choose to be a car designer now. That or an FBI agent. I developed a knack for true crime in recent years and if I could hack the training, I would so go in. There's a branch in my city too!
  13. by   wooh
    Quote from nkochrn
    4. Stand Up Comedian - My husbands actually told me I'd be good at this before.
    Hehe, my husbands actually told me I'd be good at porn before.