What's YOUR Dream Job?

  1. I just heard a nurse ask another nurse "What kind of nurse would you be if you could be any nurse?"

    So I am wondering...all you nursing students (don't even be realistic!!), if you could have any job, what would it be?? What is your dream??

    For me, mine is to be a surgical ICU nurse, specialing in brain injuries. I also someday would love to do hospice (NOT peds, though!) or O.R. trauma. But that's just a little dream
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  3. by   Stephalump
    Oh, I wish I knew! I've enjoyed most of the rotations be done so far, but I don't think I've found "it."

    I did walk away from psych coveting the psych NP's job. Not so much the psych RN's job, so I'm still a little lost.
    Last edit by Stephalump on Mar 3, '13
  4. by   emerjensee
    I honestly loved each of my rotations. Each quarter as I advanced in the program I thought, "Well sure, this would be fun to do!" When I reached my 4th of 6th quarter I had the opportunity to rotate to the ER/ED three shifts and KNEW I had found my dream job!

    How I chose between ICU and ED when requesting my 240hr preceptorship, I looked at my personality. Did I want 1-3 patients I had all shift who I knew EVERYTHING head to toe about? Or did I want to be in a location that I met anywhere from 12-36 patients who I only focused on the CC?

    For me it was definitely the ED. I'm a big people person and love talking and meeting new people constantly ranging from 3 days old to 99 years old, ALL while using a TON of skills :-)

    Can't wait to graduate!! :-)
  5. by   Stephalump
    Quote from emerjensee
    I honestly loved each of my rotations. Each quarter as I advanced in the program I thought, "Well sure, this would be fun to do!" When I reached my 4th of 6th quarter I had the opportunity to rotate to the ER/ED three shifts and KNEW I had found my dream job!

    How I chose between ICU and ED when requesting my 240hr preceptorship, I looked at my personality. Did I want 1-3 patients I had all shift who I knew EVERYTHING head to toe about? Or did I want to be in a location that I met anywhere from 12-36 patients who I only focused on the CC?

    For me it was definitely the ED. I'm a big people person and love talking and meeting new people constantly ranging from 3 days old to 99 years old, ALL while using a TON of skills :-)

    Can't wait to graduate!! :-)
    That's an interesting way to look at it!

    I haven't been to the ICU yet (next semester); I did enjoy the ED. But I knew pretty quickly that it wasn't my "dream job" because of the lack of detail! My brain was working a mile a minute trying to piece together the entire puzzle and plan if care...and then I realized none of it was really relevant to the ER nurse's job. So, while I would gladly take an ER job and probably enjoy it, I'm thinking I might really find my niche in acute care.
  6. by   satherp5
    Since I'm only just starting nursing school I'm really not sure exactly what I want to do. I just know I want to work somewhere in Seattle Children's.
  7. by   kaydensmom01
    I'm getting ready to graduate and still do not know what I would like to do. I enjoyed ob, psych, peds. I liked med-surg, icu , and er. I absolutely did not like cath lab, or the or. I am leaning towards my dream job being postpartum or labor and delivery. We did not get enough time in these specialties for me to be sure.
  8. by   prnqday
    My dream job is post partum.
  9. by   francoml
    Emergency Room for sure! I actually start as a patient care tech in the ER sometime this week and they said they would hire me on full time when I graduate in May. Fallow your dreams and don't quit till you reach them!!!
  10. by   donk
    I've always wanted to work in the ER.... I love the idea of something fast paced that's constantly changing and challenging. So far I've only completed a gerentology placement and I begin my maternity rotation this week. I guess I'll see what I think of all my clinics and go from there.
  11. by   flyersfan88
    Psychiatric NP or CRNA....won't know if I like psych or the ICU better until I get to experience them though
  12. by   Guinevere39
    Midwife! But I'm not feeling up to more school, since I still have a long way to go before I'm an RN, so my other dream job would be a labor nurse in a midwife-run freestanding birth center.
  13. by   Katie71275
    NICU would be my ultimate! Second choice(and pretty close to equal) is Labor and Delivery then PICU/Peds. But NICU for sure!
  14. by   MAtoBSN
    First choice Labor and Delivery, then NICU, then peds!

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