Hello to all out there,
- I'm a Registered Nutritional Consultant looking (maybe) to do my BSN. (I see the bachelors program is getting some heat but I agree that training does not represent the type of care you will provide-)(the loan forgivness program is promising for me- 2 yrs in rural area and 40% of my loan is paid, 5 yrs and it is all paid.- and rural isn't really super rural according to the listing--)
I am having a hard time figuring out all the areas for RN's
ie. Acute care, rural, 1st nations, pediatric, ICU etc....
is there somewhere where I can see all my options?
When would I focus in on one area??
Would this be after the 4 yrs?
Upon graduation do I have to work in a hospital?? or can I opt to work in a different environment- what would those options be??
I started out in acute care medicine...in a large teaching hospital.
Teaching hospitals are good for keeping up-to-date. If you want to go to rural areas...BC has many nice small towns. I did my masters clinical in a small town and loved the community.
Small town nursing can give you an opportunity to try many different departments but....they may not be as progressive or as research-based as the staff you find in large teaching hospitals. The teaching hospitals tend to have departmental support for research and staff development and perhaps even CNSs.
Going for a BSN is a good move....Just my two bits.
Last edit by globalRN on Mar 13, '04