I love critical care... because there is so much to learn, so much to do, and so many opportunities to teach and make a difference. I love to explain things via patho, and when your loved one is attached to dozens of tubes and recieving meds you've never heard of, I think that people appreciate knowing those types of details. Personally, critical care is a challenge for me (not that any part of nursing is easy) and that makes it more intriguing. I like being able to focus all of my attention on one or two patients, and really being able to think about everything that is going on with them. There is so much detail, and so many pieces of a puzzle that have to be put together to see the big picture. :redpinkhe
Love Ortho, give me Orthos as many as good, let me there with people and them H&H, sutures stiches, to talk to see, drains, Txs, blood thiners, labs, ROM, weight bearings, pain meds, spinal block, epidurals, PCAs.... nerves blocks.... OMG... a beauty...
I love Geriatric Rehab ---so many different conditions, co-morbidities, etc...you also get to really know your patients since they are there for a long time. There's something special about seeing someone come in who can barely move after a long illness & seeing them walk out weeks later on their own two feet knowing you were part of what made that happen.
I also love the teaching part of rehab--teaching patients, and teaching&learning with other nurses...going back to school in the fall to persue a MSN in Nursing Education!
I love working in the operating room because I get to see so many different surgical procedures performed and I get to see some awesome anatomy. As a scrub nurse I get to play with all sorts of instruments and equipment, there is so much to learn everyday.