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- by ShinyRedGloss Aug 21, '12I'm not a nursing student yet and I'm just doing my research. I want to learn more about the different nursing specialties/ways to be a nurse but don't enough lifetimes to spend reading every article under each specialty soooo...
Are there any good links/videos/books/methods of discovery that would help learn about nursing specialties? I know I'm several years away from clinicals. I also plan on volunteering and getting my CNA after I move next month, but there is there anything else I can do? Second, did/how did you decide your specialty or did you just go where you were needed?
Thanks bunches. Sorry if this is in the wrong part of the forum.
- Aug 23, '12 by mscor22A lot of times you can "shadow" nurses in different areas. I'm in nursing school now and have shadowed in infection control, cardiac cath lab, and am working on setting up with a CRNA. These are nice because you aren't there as a "student nurse" you're there as an observer, so you don't have to go through your school/program to get them set up. I did have help of my instructors to get some information as who specifically to contact, but since you aren't in that situation just yet, you can call the hospital/facility and ask for whatever department, then ask whoever answers that you are interested in setting up an observation/job shadow and ask who you would need to talk to about that.