Going To Nursing School - page 2

I just found out the date I can go set up my classes for next semester. These will be my first nursing classes--I've been doing pre-reqs for a year. Been getting a little jittery about it! ... Read More

  1. by   Ann RN
    Quote from sissyboo
    I just found out the date I can go set up my classes for next semester. These will be my first nursing classes--I've been doing pre-reqs for a year. Been getting a little jittery about it!

    Several people in my pre-reqs are nursing majors--and have the intention of being "only" (insert unit here) nurses.I have always seen myself in L&D--even though I have no real idea what that is like, but who does before they actually get there. It has just always been an interest of mine. Now that I am getting to do some job shadowing I'm seeing more of other units and how appealing they may/may not be. I did enjoy my time in OB but now that I've seen a little bit other places are starting to appeal to me. But is it "wrong" to go to nursing school with the idea of working only in one area? Or should nurses be really open to working in several areas?
    During my ICU rotation in nursing school (many, many moons ago) I wanted to run and hide. I was terrified. My instructor told me that she saw me working in critical care - I thought she was crazy. I did 7 years of med-surg (during the days of team nursing) and 3 years of OB before I went into critical care, and now I can't see myself doing anything else.

    You don't have to make a decision now. Enjoy school, learn about different areas & decide when the time is right - you'll know when that is.

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