Congratulations on almost finishing! What a great accomplishment
I am going to disagree with the previous posters, with some conditions. If you live in a large metropolitan area, I think that you would be more than fine to start within a specialty. If the institution is a teaching hospital and capable of nurturing you as a new nurse, then a specialty is definitely doable. The other piece of the puzzle is your own comfort level and confidence as a person in general. I started in a sub-subspecialty right out of school (a pediatric cardiothoracic ICU) and have been fine. The "basics" or "fundamentals" of nursing you will find in any new nursing job, assuming it is the right environment. I would contend that you could easily start on an ortho/med-surg floor and not get taught the basics, or even get trained to have bad habits or wrong fundamentals. It's all about the employer and nursing culture of the unit.
My suggestion to you is not to limit yourself. Any direct patient care nursing job is going to give you a slew of fundamentals - you can't survive without them! If you know that you are a quick learner, flexible, and motivated then you'll do fine in a specialty. I wouldn't be able to work med-surg for more than 6 months because I need the stimulation, excitement, and constant learning that my specialty gives me.
I hope you find something perfect, and best of luck!!