If you left nursing? - page 5

If tomorrow you had to leave nursing what career would you got to?And do you think your prepared for it and do you think you would be happy doing it?... Read More

  1. by   EXOTIC NURSE
    I would like to start some bed and breakfast Inns and a catering service....I also wrote three novels I could publish as I love to write and also I would love to be a back up singer for Whitney Houston ( she dont need any because she is remarkable alone) or last but not least I would love to DO NOTHING but travel the world and the seven seassssssssssssss...........
  2. by   micro
    but when i was young and not walking with a cane and asking for assist to cross the road............

    these are things i would have been asking for also.........

    but then again my mind wanders and fablbles...............

    so please deal gently with me in my elderly age.................

    "more in this post than probably most will realize"..................

    and if you don't that is k' also...........'cause we is all human.............

    and ...............................??????????????????
  3. by   ERNurse752
    Move to somewhere near ocean and mountains...be an independently wealthy professional student, avoiding all real responsibilities.
    Masseuse by day, singer by night...with plenty of time for painting, learning musical instruments, and photography. Be an interpreter.
    Own some businesses, with someone trustworthy to run them so I don't have to...like the coffeehouse/bookstore idea...daycare sounds fun...
    Plant things in my garden...be a bartender...a dancer (not necessarily the stripping kind)
    Plenty of time left over for my running/lifting/yoga/Pilates...
    And of course, I'd be a certified professional napper!
    I don't ask for much...
  4. by   CEN35
    well i guess there are a lot of things i didn't think about? i guess i was thinking along the lines of, something where you could easily support yourself.

    however, after seeing some of the posts.......how about a nice 55ft sailboat in the ocean. a seasonal bed and breakfast place in the bvi's. while doing that, doing scuba tours. then in the off-season (hurricane time, which coincidentally scares the h*ll out of me), maybe a place in the mountains somewhere warm.

    in the end i want to be warm! :d


    p.s. - nice to dream huh? yeah yeah yeah...... back to reality!
  5. by   RN4ustat
    I would become the person that rents lawn chairs and unbrella on the beach!!
  6. by   LaurieCRNP2002
    I'd either challenge the paramedic exam in my state and go back to EMS or go back and do chemistry so I could be a CSI, just like on the show! I find that stuff very fascinating! If I had known my school offered forensic nursing as a minor (I'm in another minor) I would have done that one, along with the health leadership courses I'm doing now. Oh well

    If none of the above worked out, I'd go for bartending

  7. by   LasVegasRN
    I wish, oh how I wish, I could go back to working the best summer job I ever had - driving a horse and buggy.

    I'll never forget that summer. My horse was "King" a Belgian draft horse. He was such a sweetie. He was the only horse I could take downtown on Beale Street in Memphis on a weekend and the crowds didn't bother him. One night we were sitting in front of Famous Amos' Chocolate Chip cookie shop, I was munching on some cookies (quite naturally) and he was munching on some carrots a shopkeeper gave him as we listened to the blues being played by some sidewalk musicians. I thought to myself, this is the life. I get to dress up in a derby and Col. Sanders bowtie, sit on a beautiful carriage, ride through downtown, know the history of all the buildings and sites, and kinda fulfill that childhood dream of having my own horse. Ahhhhhh..............
  8. by   mtgirl63
    The only other job I could imagine doing, and loving, would be my already OTHER full-time job ---- Mom of 4!!!! How I would love to be able to stay home with my kids and be wife and Mom full time, and not have to share my time with work. I do love my job too, but sheeeeeesh, as I'm sure many of you can relate, my kids are growing so fast, and with 4 of them....I work overtime (at life in general) all the time!!!! :chuckle
  9. by   ICUBecky
    vet technician...in a heartbeat!!
  10. by   fedupnurse
    something to do with animals, preferably dogs.
  11. by   AAHZ
  12. by   Tookie
    Today - I just feel like leaving
  13. by   live4today
    Originally posted by kjmta57
    If tomorrow you had to leave nursing what career would you got to?And do you think your prepared for it and do you think you would be happy doing it?
    Well, I had to leave nursing for the past five years due to a right shoulder injury, but I am looking to return to nursing within the next year after taking a RN refresher course.

    During my five year 'sabbatical' from nursing, I have written almost two books that I hope to publish one day, worked a few non-nursing jobs along the way, and spent a lot of time in sports medicine and physical therapy trying to improve the strength of my right arm.

    If for some reason I cannot return to nursing, I will return to college for a career change...possibly in counseling. I miss nursing, so I hope I will be able to make a big comeback into the nursing field, that way I can return to college to advance my degree in an area that interest me, such as community education.

    I've had many jobs in many different areas and nursing has been the best for me by far! Still...after all I've been through, nursing still rocks in my book!