What would you be in another life? - page 4

Hey all, So I'm sure there are probably some old threads about this, but what would you do if you hadn't gotten into nursing school, passed NCLEX, or not gotten that first job in the nursing... Read More

  1. by   djh123
    Yeah, it's been a topic before a time or two, but it's an interesting one.

    I was a programmer or programmer/analyst for a long time. Then a nurse for the past 5 years.

    Other tihngs I coulda or woulda or maybe coulda been: artist, writer, chef, English professor, drummer, National Park ranger, travel guide, ??? Since I'm not exactly 20 (or 30, or...) any more, I'm going to try to concentrate on art (especially) and writing, and hopefully some volunteer (or paid) disaster relief nursing this decade.
  2. by   TruvyNurse
    My dream job would be getting paid to eat...but in all reality I'd like to have been a chiropractor if not for nursing
  3. by   SanJose_FNP
    If I didn't pursue nursing, I guess I would be a chemistry researcher working in a laboratory doing experiments. Chemistry is my first bachelor, and I always love doing chemistry experiment, especially organic chemistry. I planned to get a Ph.D in chemistry at first, but finally I changed my mind after falling in love with nursing. I do enjoy the interactions between nurses and patients. It is one of the reason I chose nursing as a career.
  4. by   MiladyMalarkey
    A fiction author/writer. Would've liked the gift of being able to put a story on page good enough for people to get lost in.
  5. by   JadedCPN
    A stripper who does cake sculpting/decorating on the side.

    The only other career I considered in high school instead of Nursing was a marine biologist.