What is/was your favorite nursing specialty?

  1. I am a new nursing student and I was thinking today about what area I would like to work in. I know that depends on you as an individual and your personality, but I wanted to know what your opinions are. Those of you who have been nurses for a long time and have worked in different areas, what was your favorite and why? Those of you nurses who haven't had an opportunity to work in different specialties, do you like the one you are in now? What do you like and hate about it, and do you plan on changing into a different specialty?

    Thanks
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   explorer
    My area of nursing is psych. I work with veterans and some of the
    pts have trouble with mental illnes while others have trouble with
    addiction(alcohol, cocaine, crack). It sometimes gets difficult when
    a patient doesn't want to cooperate. For the most part it is nice.
  4. by   Dalzac
    I love Cardiology. I have done it for .....let's see now.......hmmmmmm....28 years. I love every thing about it, the rhythms, the physiology, the patients. I have done other areas like psych, research, and a little peds, but I always go back to cardiolgy. I watched monitors while going to nursing school and was an EMTand rode a mobile coronary care unit for five years. So I guess I was supposed to be a cardiology nurse since all the roads pointed in that direction. Right now I work in a chest pain observation unit and this will be my last job in nursing before I retire.
  5. by   Nutmeg5575
    Thank you so much for your replies.

    Before I moved I worked in the Emergency Room as a registrar. I loved being there, but I often got more involved than the other registrars. I envied the nurses soo much. I wanted to do what they were doing. The ER was divided into Cardiology, Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care(?). I would dig through patient's names trying to find someone in Cardio or Trauma. LOL!
  6. by   CseMgr1
    Case Management. It's definitely a challenge, getting patients care coordinated through our convulted health care system, but the rewards are great.

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