What are your interests?

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    Hi There,

    Just out of curiosity, what "academic" interests do you think it takes to be a nurse?

    In other words.....do you have an innate interest in human A and P, in medications and in technical things like putting in iv's, etc?

    Has anyone out there obtained the nursing degree in order to use it as a stepping stone to work in research or administrative work?

    Thanks for your opinions!

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    Well, yeah, I like all the things you mentioned, and so do most people I know who became nurses.

    I would imagine it would be very hard for someone without an interest in some of those things to become a nurse...because nursing school SUCKS even for those of us who thought we were going to like it and be interested in it, doing it with the intention of becoming nurses in the end, hehe.

    It seems there would be easier stepping stones, but ya never know. JMHO.
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    I am totally fascinated by anything psych related, and that's where I plan on working after graduation. I am also simply fascinated by the human body...how it works, how everything is put together...it's so cool!!

    Off-topic, my first degree is in English, and I figure I can use that when I get older and maybe do nursing research or nursing education! LOL
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    Let me use an ICU nurse for an example. I see those who excell at high technology and those who excell at recognizing what is going on with the patient, even before it happens. I know which one I prefer.
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    When I think about it, nurses are such a diverse group from all backgrounds and interests I would be hardpressed to come up with something. I mean there are biker nurses to transvestite nurses to everything in between. Some like science some don't. Some like math, some don't.

    As for me, I was a math and science kid in school. As I grew had an interest in medicine and helping people.


    Good luck!.
    Last edit by 3rdShiftGuy on Jul 10, '04
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    The main academic subjects that most affect the field of nursing are anatomy and physiology, psychology, and pharmacology. If one has a keen interest in those areas, one is academically oriented for nursing.

    However, personality traits matter a great deal when it comes to discovering the area of nursing one would fit best in. Socially extroverted people may prefer med/surg or home health areas, whereas socially introverted folks may prefer the ICU or research.
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    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    When I think about it, nurses are such a diverse group from all backgrounds and interests I would be hardpressed to come up with something. I mean there are biker nurses to transvestite nurses to everything in between. Some like science some don't. Some like math, some don't.

    As for me, I was a math and science kid in school. As I grew had an interest in medicine and helping people.


    Good luck!.
    Somehow Tweety, I reckon that a biker or transvestite nurse might unnerve a patient! :P
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    hi,


    thanks for your help! i appreciate it.
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    I love psychology and sociology. I think my interest in both subjects has helped me immensely in every area of nursing I have worked in. I also have an interest in public health and infection control.
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