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Advice on Choosing Capstone

  1. 0 Hi,
    I am having a hard time deciding where to do my capstone. I have this summer to decide but am very confused on how to determine where to do it. I've been told do it on a unit you want to do but will never get to do or just do whatever you want. Well first, I am a very terrible decisive person. Here are my dilemas.

    1) After a certain crisis and vision (I know odd), I had I was determined to do Pediatric Oncology however....
    2) My husband and I are planning on moving to rural location after I graduate from nursing school so there won't be such a unit as Pediatric Oncology...... so then I got myself asking, should I do Med/Surg to benefit me for a job when I move to this place?
    3) Now last dilema, I have very much enjoyed my L&D clinicals and would be planning on doing my Women's Nurse Practitioner/ Nurse Midwife in the near future so that is another option...ugh

    So if there is any advice from anyone that would sooooooo much appreciated. I would be very grateful.
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  3. Visit  JSBoston profile page
    #1 0
    I'm sure others will have different opinions, and could be better than mine But here's what I would do...

    I'd go for a capstone in L&D. It'll be easier to get into medsurg as a new grad than L&D, so the capstone will help you get into L&D, but it probably won't make a difference for Med/Surg.

    As for the pediatric onc, that's so specialized, you might even want med/surg/peds in general or just basic oncology before heading to that specialty, but others have gone straight for it and they have been fine. But if you're moving to a more rural area, you'll want to see what is available there.

    Even ICU would be awesome, and could possibly look good to a NM in med/surg. But it would do little for your other interests.

    Good luck!
  4. Visit  Roskarin profile page
    #2 0
    Thank you soooooooooo very much Julie, you have truly helped me decide. You are very wise on how you broke it down.