If I could specialize in something else, it would be ??? - page 2

:rolleyes: If you could specialize in a certain area other than your own what would it be? Any regrets? If you could go back and do it over again what would you get into?:p... Read More

  1. by   mark_LD_RN
    i have no regrets I would still specialize in L&D, even with all the hard times i have had i still love it. I plan on going on to be a NP in womens health and a CNM. but i love what i do
  2. by   santhony44
    I would love to teach for a couple of years. I actually applied for an instructor position in an ADN program a year or so ago. I was really excited about it, until I found it would mean a 50% pay cut!! Maybe someday the pay won't matter.
  3. by   mattsmom81
    A librarian...a writer....in my dreams maybe my nurse specialty would also be a nurse midwife...or workin a well newborn nursery...I think I would have enjoyed those roles.

    Those moods do get us going sometimes, don't they? Some days I pine away for my days in ICU...other days nursing is the LAST thing I ever want to do again...LOL!

    Overall, I wouldn't change a thing either...cuz good bad and ugly, I figure it all taught me something I needed to learn.

    WOW, SAnthony...a 50% paycut to teach....no wonder we have a faculty shortage, eh?
  4. by   GPatty
    I think I would want to be a surgeon. A bone specialist....yea, that's it...a bone surgeon.
  5. by   Dplear
    I would specialize in drinking maragritas on the beach and lazing about all day.....and of course still ride my Harley....

  6. by   nimbex
    Interesting question.... while I love nursing... I would have stayed home longer with my kids despite needing a career to help support them.

    Left management back to bedside this year and got my priorities straight..... my family..... no more 3am phone calls and 18 hr. days.

    So I'm 3/4's the way there.
  7. by   mattsmom81
    Originally posted by Dplear
    I would specialize in drinking maragritas on the beach and lazing about all day.....and of course still ride my Harley....

  8. by   rebelwaclause
    I think I'm going back to school for a IT degree (computers). I don't regret being a nurse, but just the same I can't see retiring in it either.
  9. by   rachel h
    I have always wanted to be a paramedic but they don't make squat where I live... I have considered going back to school and having two jobs- as an EMT and an RN. At the same time, I don't want to work 60 hrs/wk. Maybe I'll be a flight nurse someday...
  10. by   bandaidexpert
    Hmmmmm, this is not an easy question. I love what I do. But, I would love to be a Crime Scene Investigator. I am addicted to the show, but, in all seriousness I look nothing like Catherine or Sarah! I find it so very interesting. I also saw a few autopsies as a student and found this fascinating. Am I sick or what? :roll
  11. by   rachel h
    bandaidexpert, you are not sick. I have also thought about forensic nursing. I am hopelessly addicted to all those true crime shows on the learning and discovery channel. Especially the ones to do with forensics. I think it is so fascinating.
  12. by   mattsmom81
    I'm addicted to CSI too...LOVE all that forensic stuff!!!
  13. by   rebelwaclause