The deadline to request placement for our fall practicum (preceptorships) is coming up--this is a 400 hour experience. Prior to the deadline I will not have had any experience in pediatrics, L&D, or ICU. So far I've been on a med-surg neuro unit and in a long-term acute care unit so far for clinicals (they want us to know by May..yikes!).
My question is: If I'm not sure what I really want to specialize in, what's the best place to request if I want to learn a lot and see a variety of patients? I don't know what kind of unit to request! I'm thinking ICU would be a great place to learn, and would make me marketable to almost any job post-graduation (except for the speciality stuff like L&D/Mother Baby/etc.) --but what about ER? I've also considered the step-down ICU neuro unit since I enjoyed neuro the first semester....just not sure.
My goal down the road is to become a Family Nurse Practitioner..if that helps at all.
Looking forward to any advice seasoned nurses or recent grads could provide