What's YOUR favorite specialty area? - page 2

Hi all - was wondering if you could share some more stories, I love hearing about everyone's experiences and talent on this site. What's your favorite specialty area in nursing? Do you work in... Read More

  1. by   indynurse#2
    Utilization management - I do precertifications for inpatient hospital stays and elective surgery. I am in constant contact with Case Managers on hospital floors - they give clinical info on the patient's hospital course and I determine medical necessity/length of stay/acuity needed from the info given me. Although, obviously not a "clinical job" - my medical knowledge has definitely been broadened tremendously. It's a great day job and I would recommend it to anyone!
  2. by   MIA-RN1
    Quote from indynurse#2
    Utilization management - I do precertifications for inpatient hospital stays and elective surgery. I am in constant contact with Case Managers on hospital floors - they give clinical info on the patient's hospital course and I determine medical necessity/length of stay/acuity needed from the info given me. Although, obviously not a "clinical job" - my medical knowledge has definitely been broadened tremendously. It's a great day job and I would recommend it to anyone!
    that does sound interesting! I will keep it on my list lol
  3. by   humglum
    Psych.

    I knew in nursing school I was interested in psych (although I fell for the line that all good nurses start out in med/surg). I worked on a pediatric and adolescent neurobehavioral unit and now I'm happily settled on an adult psych ward (step-down for pending discharge, conditional forensic releases, and mostly short-term admissions).
  4. by   socishan
    Great stories, everyone. Thanks for sharing.

    FYI, Indynurse, congrats on finding your niche- nothing wrong at all with "non-clinical" nursing. It's a good thing that a nurse is in your role and not someone else- you can obviously lend insight that only a nurse could... it's so neat that nurses have so many options on what to do these days.
  5. by   NurseCard
    Still don't know, after about 3.5 years as an RN!! Always thought that it would be psych, but now that I'm actually doing psych, I'm not sure how long I'll be here in this specialty. It's not bad, but I'm finding that I actually miss Med/Surge. I'm possibly going to be trying something else, something new, in the near future.
  6. by   TX_RN_CEN_CCRN
    Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
  7. by   rgroyer1RNBSN
    ER/Trauma , SICU, and flight nursing always have loved it and did it always will I read a book called paramedics when I whas a teen and loved the er ever since.

    Rod RN
  8. by   SunnyAZRN
    Pediatrics
    Been there since graduating 2 years ago - there to stay !!
  9. by   muffie
    Quote from indynurse#2
    Utilization management - I do precertifications for inpatient hospital stays *** elective surgery. I am in constant contact with Case Managers on hospital floors - they give clinical info on the patient's hospital course *** I determine ******* necessity/length of stay/acuity needed from the info given me. Although, obviously not a "clinical job" - my ******* knowledge has definitely been broadened tremendously. It's a great day job *** I would recommend it to anyone!

    where can i sign up!
  10. by   muffie
    cardiac med surg the last 10 yrs of my career
    love it
    the heart is oh so fascinating
    there is so much to learn about it...
  11. by   oneLoneNurse
    Nursing informatics. I have specialized training/experience in programming/systems analysis.
  12. by   augigi
    Cardiothoracic ICU/VADs. I currently work for a VAD manufacturer company, but really miss CVICU. It's endlessly fascinating, and you never stop learning. Love the pace and the content.
  13. by   cocco
    I just started in the NICU and love it. I always knew I wanted to work in peds/L&D and while I was looking for a L&D position and there were none available, I fell into a NICU position. A month into orientation and I am loving it and can see being there forever. Which is how long most people have been there!! I also like my previous job more now that I am only PRN. That is in urology/gynecology on a med/surg floor. I commend those that can do floor nursing forever it is hard work especially with the high nurset ratios.

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