What is your ultimate nursing dream? - page 2

Whether it is working in a specific department or whatever, what do you want in your nursing career. Mine would be to teach in my local nursing school and support the students (not downgrade them)... Read More

  1. by   RNsweetie
    To finish school and ...... would like to go to LD, we'll see how things go, have 2 years to think about it. $100.00/hr sounds good, but I hear I've picked the wrong field.
  2. by   MelSky
    i want to work in an OB/GYN office and then train to be a midwife
  3. by   dframirez
    I want the same as melsky, so ditto on that.
  4. by   Y2KRN
    I am with the person who said to retire and not be homeless!!!! LOL.

  5. by   zudy
    Good staffing, less paperwork, good support from the ancilary depts. Also a new tiara, a throne, and for all the drs to kneel and kiss my ring when I enter the room. Is this wrong?
  6. by   Genista
    Amen to Zudy! LOL!:roll
    You're too funny! Hee hee
  7. by   shay
    TO QUIT.

    Okay. Not really. Are we talking fantasy or reality here?

    Fantasy: to work on an OB unit that's housed within a hospital, but operates like a birthing center, but has the capabilities of a tertiary center. To work with doctors/midwives who don't believe in elective inductions. To work with patients who don't enter the unit backward ("where's my epidural!!??"). To work with doctors/midwives who don't treat pregnancy as an illness. To work with patients and family members who realize that allowing a pregnancy to go to term and even post term is not a bad thing if the baby is okay and mom is okay, and that demanding an induction for being tired of being pregnant is idiotic and selfish. To work with an administration that can actually afford to hire and train quality nurses, keep them, pay them well, and fire the bad ones without rigamarole. To work only day shift, only during the week, and never work holidays.

    Reality: Hmm. Probably to just work PRN where I am, no obligation to rotate shifts or work holidays. Either that or to quit entirely and go work at a birthing center.
  8. by   Q.
    Shay, a friend of mine and I always wanted to open a spa for pregnant women - maybe even connected to a birth center. We could specialize in aroma therapy, perinatal massage, perinatal exercise, education, etc and actually have a birth center with good outcomes.

    Wanna join? It would be completely nurse and nurse-midwife run.
  9. by   adrienurse
    Suzy, If you're opening your own birth centre, then I'm opening up my own nursing home. Who wants in?
  10. by   shay
    Originally posted by Susy K
    perinatal massage
    :roll :chuckle Okay, I read that as p e r i n e a l massage. ROFL!! Granola brain.

    Sure, I'll join your birth center!!! That would be faboo. Can I be the one who leads the campaign against "A Baby Story" ?