What's YOUR Dream Job?

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    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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    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.
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    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!! :-)
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    My dream job is post partum.
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    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!!!
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    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.
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    Psychiatric NP or CRNA....won't know if I like psych or the ICU better until I get to experience them though


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