If you left nursing? - page 6

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   JWRN
    I would like to open a neighborhood bar somewhere close to a medical center, calling it something weird like "the Breakroom" or "the After work place" or maybe "the Waiting Room" and cater to the medical profession..The location would work for so many good reasons..No I do not have the money to do this so no I would not prepared. But it would be really nice and be specifically geared for medical professionals.....I would love this even if I didn't make money......Oh to dream....
  2. by   OrphanAnnie
    I have been off from nursing for about 1 1/2 yrs. d/t 2 shoulder surgeries..am limited with lifting and arm movement. I loved nursing when I first entered the profession..I remember feeling guilty for getting a paycheck....that soon passed! I still miss it so much and will always think of myself as a nurse. I'm currently taking Reiki classes and am into digital photography, editing, enhancing, etc. would like to start a business of some sorts...still learning...but have hundreds of pretty good pictures lying around...using some to make my own cards. Take photos of folks homes and enhance/manipulate them...a backyard can look enchanting...it is very satisfying and keeps me busy. Would like to write someday also...although the old english skills seem to go after a few years of nursing...matter of fact....lots of things seem to go?? So....when I grow up..I'd like to be a photographer. I'm 52...better get busy!

  3. by   kaycee
    I too would like to work with animals. But I would love working in a greenhouse or being a professional gardener. Helping people transform their property into beautifuls lush gardens.
    I love diggin in the dirt!!!
  4. by   bbnurse
    OOH, something that fills the soul and brings the joy nursing once did. Maybe documentaries on midlife nurses making career changes???
  5. by   biscuit_007
    I would oper up a neighborhood tavern. Much like the one in Cheers. karoke on wednesdays and Ladies night every night. Ya'll come and I'll pour.
  6. by   TazNurse
    If I left nursing, I would write. I love to write. Probably for children. But perhaps some Adult CHRISTIAN romance stories too. They would be faith-based stories written in a Christ-Like manner. My children's books would also be Christian based. I have an idea running around in my head now. So watch for my best seller in book stores near YOU!!
  7. by   bernarma
    Originally posted by RNKitty
    I left 3 months ago to be a stay-at-home mom. Never been happier. I am studying nutrition in my "spare time" and someday might go for an advanced degree in that field. In the mean time, I'll keep my license active as long as I can to fall back on, but I have no desire to return to the stress while the kids are little.
    Curious if you are studying nutrition thru an on-line course of other?? Is it a certificate program or do you get a degree?

    I have been looking as I have a virtual franchise with a company that produces an awesome wholefood supplement and the more I learn the more I desire to learn. This is the best job I have ever had and want to be an expert in the area. Hence a degree in nutrition is what I am looking for.

  8. by   CseMgr1
    Once a nurse, always a nurse. I decided to become a nurse when I was seven. My grandmother was wheelchair-bound (in one of those Civil-War era wheelchairs), with a broken leg. I was busy "waiting" on her, when she pulled me close, gave me a hug and whispered: "You'll make a good nurse". When I asked her what a nurse was, she replied: "They wait on sick people". From that day on, my dream was to become a nurse...and when I was finally told by the Admissions Officer at the School of Nursing that I had been accepted...I cried. The sweet memory of my late grandmother's words, is what keeps me anchored in this profession...and I can't think of anything else I'd rather do.
  9. by   AmyRN1227
    That is so sweet CseMgr.....you are the first one I think who posted that you would remain a nurse. Kewl.
  10. by   petiteflower
    I would either be a cop--or go back to bartending. But probably would be a cop.
  11. by   not you again
    I would become I truck driver like I wanted to 25 years ago, but my high school counselor talked me out of it because there were not many women truck drivers at that time.
  12. by   KaraLea
    I would be a librarian or a florist. I worked in the local library my senior year in HS on a work/study program and my parents owned a flowershop/greenhouse business all of my life until 12 years ago. My idea of heaven, lots of flowers and lots of books...preferably Nora Roberts. LOL
  13. by   canoehead
    A bartender- non smoking bar with greasy appetizers and bizarre regular customers then...

    a truckdriver with a spaniel on the jump seat and long haul assignments with a bunk in the back (my hermit stage) then

    a for- hire serial killer with a killer million dollar mansion on a deserted ocean front and a "panic room" a la Jody Foster. Of course I would pose as the killer's girlfriend and gofer while raking in the dough and body parts myself.

    And FYI starting your "to be assasinated" list early on in life is very therapeutic, gives a great sense of power!