What is your favorite nurse fantasy?? Come on now--get your mind out of the gutter. I mean the ultimate time, place, patient type that you would love to care for? The sky is the limit---there is no health insurance, you have no budget woes, you can chose to work at the bedside or from home on a computer. The hours are yours to do with as you will, the pay is whatever you think is necessary. What would you do?????
Here is my ultimate nurse (nursing) fantasy: I want to work 9:30am to 2:30pm m,w,th. I am the nurse who screens the new residents to decide if they can step onto our unit. If they pass the test, they will then have to work with a nurse exclusively for the first 3 months of their medical school training. If they are at a satisfactory level by a nurses standard they can continue on to be a doctor. Our patients on this unit, can have a variety of problems (no cardiac as we don';t like to deal with chest pain)
There will be one nurse for each 2 patients. If one of the patients starts going bad then the other patient will be covered by the residents. (as they can deftly change an occupied bed after a 'humongous' brown alert). We will be able to sit and talk with our patients and if they chose to give us some food for our care--it will come with a pill that blocks all the fat and calories from our size 5 waistlines.
Well I have to leave my fantasy for now--I could tell you all about my real life experience--but I chose to sleep with my fantasy as I have to enter the nonfictional world at 0700 which is now only 6 hours away.
Dream a little dream with me...:kiss
Last edit by NancyRN on Jun 28, '02
Jun 28, '02
My nurse fantasy would be that every doctor would change their own patients dressings, document their findings, and write their notes very legibly for us nurses to read when necessary.
Nurses would receive one hour for all meals...free meals I might add...the tab being picked up by the hospitals we work in...eating in a fine dining room with mauves and blues to calm our weariness of the day...tables would have cloth tablecloths and fresh flowers...adding candlelight for any meals served after five p.m. This dining room would be designated for nurses only...no one else allowed unless the nurses care to invite a guests, family, etc.
Nurses would get a ten minute potty break every two hours, and if 'number two' must be performed...each nurse would get an extended ten minutes...for a total of 20 minutes.
Nurses would never have to chart again, pass another med, or fetch mundane things for patients, doctors, admins, and family members alike. All nurses would need to do is wave their own personal nursing magic wand and make all these things appear instantly...Wahlah!
Doctors would be addressed by their first names by all nursing staff just as nurses are addressed by their first names...if we're lucky that is
Nurses would have their own parking garage attached to the hospital so they never have to walk outside...and there would be NO FEES to park in this garage. Security would abound around the clock to ensure our safety at all times.
Nurses would receive $100,000 for experience less than five years, and once the five year mark is hit, nurses salaries would DOUBLE
...earning $200,000/year...with benefits of first rate health/dental/vision coverage completey paid for by the hospitals.
VACATION TIME, BABY!
The BEST part of the benefit package would be each nurse would receive every weekend off...weekend nurses would work the weekends for the workweek staff, and every nurse regardless of when she/he works, would receive 30 days PAID
vacation per year...with vacation pay of $1,000.00 TAX FREE
Last edit by live4today on Jun 28, '02