what's your "fun" job? - page 2

****Off the bat, I don't intend for this discussion to deteriorate into a debate over which area of nursing is "real" and which isn't -- so I applogize in advance if this happens.:rolleyes: **** ... Read More

  1. by   Zee_RN
    Oh, man. Now I want a "fun" job too! I just have my primary job--staff nurse in a community hospital ICU. I do love it though. Sure, there are things about it that I hate but for the most part I like my job.
  2. by   prmenrs
    I have a couple of fun jobs now that I am primarily retired. (I have a casual slot @ a Level II nursery, but only 1 or 2 shifts/week) I work in a library doing whatever they need, but mostly shelving books, cds, dvds, videos, whatever... It's actually great exercise! It's a smallish library, very friendly, and VERY happy to have the help.

    I also go into my old unit 1x/wk as a "cuddler"--hold and feed babies--all of the fun, NONE of the charting!
  3. by   laurasc
    Originally posted by Donny H
    My church does mission trips to other places a couple weeks out of the year.I can't do this right now with working and going to school,but I look forward to doing them as a nurse someday.I think it would be fun working with the childern in these places that don't have it as good as us.I want to share what I have with them.
    Oh yes! Me too! I would LOVE to do something like that one day too!

  4. by   atownsendrn
    My career job is in the ER. I have a couple of "fun" jobs. I teach ACLS and PALS. I really enjoy teaching new nurses. I also am a volunteer for the ENCARE (Emergency Nurses CARE) program in our area. We go into schools and teach the kids about drugs and alcohol, bike safety, carseat/seatbelt safety, etc. But my "most fun" job is raising 3 girls (5yo, 4 yo, and 10 mo. old)
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    When my kids are older, I want to travel to a needy, medically-underserved country in Africa or Asia---- and do what I can in the way of education and care for those people there. Then, I want to retire and be a Barista (Coffee maker, like at Starbucks) and just enjoy the aromas and the different people who pass thru. it would be heaven to me.
  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    I volunteer-teach CPR for the Red Cross. Also continue to work part-time on the psych units (which I consider fun now that I'm not there full-time - it's so much easier to say "give me the patients from hell" lol. I also occasionally work the first aid tents for university events, but rarely see anything because of our location. However, they essentially pay me to knit or read and pass out tylenol for three hours.
  7. by   nimbex
    Mos fun I've ever had was volunteering at my daughters school to teach science olympiad, health and fitness.

    I had to delelop the cirriculum, tests and keep 15 kids from 6th through 8th grade interested in....

    hemodynamics, diseases, pathophys, yep, concepts that many ICU nurses are murky about.

    Best thing.... we placed 3rd, regionally. !!!!!!!