If you could no longer work as a nurse, what would you do? - page 7

If you could no longer work as a nurse, for whatever reason, what other job or career would you choose? This is assuming that you have only ever worked as a nurse and your degree is strickly nurse... Read More

  1. by   soulofme
    Quote from LockportRN
    :chuckle:chuckle:chuckle LOL! Too funny, but I thought you already were!
    Now you know how giving out your Super Hero ID will do to ya... ??? Batman, Spiderman...etc...I will not let any one know!

    Like I would put it on the side of a truck and charge people for it.....
  2. by   tattooednursie
    I would probably be a writer, and I'd write about my experiences as a nurse, as well as other things. Another career path I would find interesting is a forensic scientist.
  3. by   LockportRN
    Quote from jerzytech
    I would be a chef, without question. My whole family loves to cook and on my days off I love to explore new recipes and test them on my fiance (he doesn't mind!). My sister just completed culinary school and works as an actual chef in a restaurant. The rest of my immediate family is just very talented and creative in the kitchen. For me, cooking is relaxing because I just turn up my IPod, dance around the kitchen and cook up some delicious food!!

    This is very interesting. All 3 of my children aspire to be chef's. My middle child was lucky enough to 'be in the right place at the right time' and was given 'free' instruction through the country that she works at. My youngest is taking culinary arts in high school right now and my oldest is currently taking culinary classes while simultaneously catering private parties.

    How long has your sister been working as a chef? How does she like it? Challenges? Perks??

    Thanks for you post!
  4. by   LockportRN
    Quote from southernbeegirl
    my husband and I are wanting to open a halfway house for female addicts and their children.

    but if i were no longer able to practice as an RN, i would go back to bookkeeping. i used to LOVE working with numbers.

    Hmmm, what different options for you! Working with numbers vs working with people! Two very different things. Is your husband also a nurse? A social worker?

    What started your interest in halfway houses for addicts? How far have you gone into 'looking into' this...? I can't even begin to imagine how difficult it would be to get all of this together, and it's good that you like numbers. Wow, I'd really like to hear more about this if you care to share. It sounds fascinating to me!
  5. by   mykrosphere
    dental floss tycoon
    wild squirrel rehabber
    professional beer taster
    or maybe just an independently wealthy bum, would do(o)
  6. by   LockportRN
    Quote from zuzi
    Farming, raising and educating kids in a big family, writing kids stories books, teaching, reading stories for my kids each night... cooking....making jam, and pickles on the fall and bread....peacefull life....

    Sighhh, s much 'softer, gentler' time! Reminds me of the days when my children were young and I had time to be the 'class mom', make holloween costumes from scrach, be the 'pied piper' of the neighborhood, teaching crafts, or making them with 'the girls' after all of our children and husbands had gone to bed, or putting the kids to bed, get a sitter and go out:wink2:, cookies/breads from scratch, bedtime rituals, holiday traditions!! Ahh, sighhh. Sometimes i do miss this so much, but hey, I do still look forward to grandchildren!!!

    Thanks for the memories!
  7. by   EarthChild1130
    I would want to be a forensic linguistics analyst for the FBI...you know, they analyze handwriting samples, ransom notes, suicide notes, etc. I have a degree in English, and I'm fascinated by linguistics. I'd also want to be a criminal profiler and work with serial killers and such (which I'm currently working toward).
  8. by   LockportRN
    Quote from thekid
    probably continue on with my current business

    Current business? Sounds criptic! :wink2: Do you like your current business?
  9. by   LockportRN
    Quote from tattooednursie
    I would probably be a writer, and I'd write about my experiences as a nurse, as well as other things. Another career path I would find interesting is a forensic scientist.
    Well it's good that you belong here, a site for nurses where you get to write :typing about your experiences! Now, you just have to put them into a collection, get them to a publisher and you're on your way!

    But now the forensic scientist!!! I would have loved to be trained in that (yes, I'll say it here) when I was 'swallowing hard' younger! LOL No, but seriously that definitely sounds interesting!

    Thanks for the post!
  10. by   unikuelady
    I would sit on the porch of my country house, listen to the wind blow through the trees, birds singing and build birdhouses
  11. by   LockportRN
    Thanks everyone for your dreams!

    But I do have a serious possibility as an adjuct to being a nurse or in place of as this economy continues to be so tenuous. For all of the writers, potential writers and 'dreaming of' being a writer, check out this site for work at home writing possibilities. I am not a writer but thought I would pass this on...

    SHS, Inc.

    They hire Medical Writers, Medical Editors, Editorial Directors, Account Execs (to write project proposals) and some other writing positions. If you do find some success here, please let us know!
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a missionary. I love to help the less fortunate. However, I'm not in shape physically or financially to do either, but applaud all those who do missionary work. Look what Mother Theresa did. I also love the organization, "Doctors Without Borders." I do belong to an online ministry that supports and provides needs for a lot of people in third world countries, so I'm happy doing that.