careers after nursing???

  1. Well, we've had a really interesting topic about what jobs we did before we became nurses. How about this, any career aspirations to come after or compliment nursing? I'd like to go on and maybe become a RN attorney.
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  3. by   cmggriff
    I plan on working until I die, probably at the bedside. Then I will start my new career as fertilizer.
  4. by   Navy Nurse
    I plan on trying to make it on the pro golf tour and also complete my Neonatal NP Degree
  5. by   Q.
    My new job after nursing? Hmmm...I think I'd like to be a princess. Either that or a Madame.
  6. by   hollykate
    Definitely interested in becomeing a clinical nurse educator for my unit- and someday becoming one of those crabby nursing instructors who screams, "What are you doing?" at poor unsuspecting, nursing students..... but first theres some other things I'd like to do in my life, like work for Doc's without borders.
  7. by   Q.
    Ok, on a more serious note.

    I've also thought about becoming a nursing instructor - also going all out and becoming a published professor. I'm not sure if/when I'll ever attain this, though.
  8. by   lalaxton
    I'd like to get a job with a medical device company being a clinical specialist and get out of the red tape of the hospital!!!!

  9. by   neonnurse
    Originally posted by Susy K:
    My new job after nursing? Hmmm...I think I'd like to be a princess. Either that or a Madame.
    Hey Suzy K come out to Nevada and your dream career of becoming a Madame will come true. Only they aren't called brothels here...there called ranches!!
  10. by   JennieBSN
    Dream Job: Working with the space program and NASA to research the effects of zero gravity on chilbirth, and researching the effects of prolonged periods in outer space on pregnancy and the developing fetus.

    Real Job: Being a MOMMY (my ovaries will be shriveled and dead before my husband ever agrees to this), and working PART TIME at a clinic or home for unwed mothers as a midwife/np doing prenatal/postpartum checkups and teaching.
  11. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by Susy K:
    Ok, on a more serious note.

    I've also thought about becoming a nursing instructor - also going all out and becoming a published professor. I'm not sure if/when I'll ever attain this, though.
    Susy--you definitely don't have to wait until you're officially in academia to get published. I have been published in 2 very different venues. My old hospital had a contract with a publishing company to print a book of our standards of care in a textbook, and one of my standards was published in that.

    At my current job, we work closely with the CDC, and I was a contributor in an article published just a few weeks ago in the MMWR--which I was pretty excited about, since it's an international medical journal. www.cdc.gov/mmwr

    Both of these opportunities kind of came and found me, but you can go out and find them yourself. They also look good on a C.V. or grad school application!

    Most university and teaching hospitals have some sort of research going on and are always looking for scut puppies--um, volunteers, to collect and organize data which can lead to your being credited as a contributor in the published study.

    Don't wait! There are plenty of opportunities out there right now.

  12. by   Jazzy
    I'm going to study massage therapy and maybe run my own business. I like bedside nursing but I can't deal with the people at work anymore. It's not making my job fun anymore if I have to listen to them b***ing around every single night!!!!!!!!
  13. by   EndoRN
    My dream job would be to be a stay-at-home mom.
    I just enrolled my youngest in kindergarten for next year. I guess it really hit me then how much I had missed.
  14. by   neonnurse
    Originally posted by Jazzy:
    I'm going to study massage therapy and maybe run my own business. I like bedside nursing but I can't deal with the people at work anymore. It's not making my job fun anymore if I have to listen to them b***ing around every single night!!!!!!!!
    Jazzy, wouldn't it be cool if you could expand your massage therapy into some kind of resort? I knew this husband/wife nursing team who were total health nuts and had quite a bit of knowledge on alternative healing. Imagine a health/beauty resort run by RNs. Just a thought...if this would ever pan out for any RN, keep me in mind for permanent make up application!

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