Music relating to nursing etc

pbirch

Active Member
For all the Florence nightingales out e, you could play Give Me Oil In My Lamp! :)[/QUOTE)

current financial circumstances and all, we can sell you the oil, or you can bring your own, but the risk assessment on keeping the said lamp burning, it is going to be cold and dark out there :)
 
no, I am a operating theatre nurse and wondered how many other brass playing nurses there are out there
Me, well almost. I have just finished my nurse training and awaiting my PIN. I am hoping to specialise in Orthopaedics but am willing to go for anything. How easy is it to keep banding and work as a nurse?
 
Depends how accommodating your Ward Manager and Band MD are - My MD accepts that I have to sometimes work on a rehearsal night, and my work colleagues accept that I prefer Monday nights off (and that I have a fair few weekends off in the summer for jobs and stuff but work more in winter).....Even when I was a junior staff nurse this seemed to work, so I reckon you're fine as long as you show a degree of flexibility at work when needed and the same degree of commitment to your band wherever possible.....
Good luck!
Andy.
 
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pbirch

Active Member
Me, well almost. I have just finished my nurse training and awaiting my PIN. I am hoping to specialise in Orthopaedics but am willing to go for anything. How easy is it to keep banding and work as a nurse?
it is part of a good work life balance, always mention being a musician when applying for jobs, it shows creativity and an ability to work as part of a team. In all honesty, though it is no more difficult to combine a nursing career and a music than any other profession.
Good luck in finding your first job.
 

DMBabe

Supporting Member
Your band has to be understanding of the fact that you'll miss rehearsals but most jobs will let you request stuff off with a bit of notice. And like Andy says, there are some times of the year you'll have more gigs than others so as long as you do your fair share nobody will moan..... in fact many of my colleagues will swap shifts because they see banding as a worthy hobby! :rolleyes: Good luck on the job front! Ortho eh? You're a braver woman than I am! My poor old back can't do that stuff any more!
 

Tracey

Member
I'm a nurse too and managed to combine band and nursing pretty well over the past 27 years! I even managed pretty well working regular nights for 4 years when I was much younger! I work more sociable hours these days though! No weekends! No nights! No bank holidays! No afters!

Starting a new job on Monday making use of all my nursing qualifications - working as a Learning Disabilities Liaison Nurse in an acute hospital! Not fixed to one ward or department and can use mu general experience as well as my learning disabilities experience (that was a few years ago though).

I'm sure whatever you decide to play she will be thrilled!
 

John_D

Member
I've played a couple of different arrangements of Robbie Williams' Angels, also, some years back, played an arrangement of Rod Stewart's 'The First Cut is the Deepest'.
 

Matthew

Active Member
Just seen this and know it's an old thread. I'm also a Learning Disability Nurse (amongst other things, lol) and surprised to see so many Nurses here (brilliant!).

I wonder what the OP arranged to have played in the end? :)
 
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