A quiz to help you choose your nursing specialty... - page 3

Recently I posted wondering how everyone chose their "specialty" in nursing, because I have no clue what I want to do yet. Surfing the net I found this site that asks questions that may help narrow... Read More

  1. by   sddlnscp
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Mine said sports medicine, plastic surgery and otolaryngology. Whatever.....
    This is the 2nd one of these tests that I have done and they have been totally different and totally wrong both times! Maybe I'm not right for cardiac
    Nah, I wouldn't take it to heart - these tests really ask a limited amount of information in order to make a broad assumption. I think that if you really have your "heart" set on cardiac, then go for it, you will probably be great - passion and love for what we do is what makes us great at what we do, not the results of a simple test. If my results had come back with an answer different than neonatal, it would not have made me change my mind or even reconsider my choice, it is what I want to do and what I am in love with - that is what will make me good at it, not what a test determines. I took a test in HS that told me I should be a clerical secretary - HA - not in a million years would I be happy with a sedentary job like that which did not require tons of brain and body interaction - nope - never. Cheer up, love what you do and be serious about it and you will be just fine.
  2. by   dettwiller5
    My top three were Dermatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Radiation Oncology. I wasnt suprised by the last two but I've never even considered Dermatology!
  3. by   aef_btrfli
    I'm considering completely changing my profession. I was recently (6 weeks ago) laid off from my job as an architectural intern, where I was pursuing my architecture license. The recession has really killed the construction industry.

    My questions are: At what point do you choose a specialty? Is it when you are still in school, or is it after you enter the practice of nursing? And, are there additional tests required when declaring a specialty or do you learn as you go?

    I realize I may have put my questions in the wrong forum, but this seemed like a logical place to ask, as the original post was about choosing a specialty.

  4. by   amathis
    Mine were:

    1. Emergency Medicine
    2. Pediatric Surgery
    3. Anethesiology

    My choices are ER Nurse and Nurse Anethesist (pretty close)
  5. by   KyMPH
    Great resource - I enjoyed taking this quiz and found it to be very helpful.
  6. by   That Guy
    #1 Pediatric surgery - it would have to be a cold day in you know where
    2 emergency medicine - now we are talking
  7. by   MattiesMama
    Wow, right on the money! Emergency medicine and critical care were my top 2, and those are the 2 areas that I have always wanted to work in...
  8. by   cmonkey
    Onco, neuro, nephrology. Huh.
  9. by   marshpit23
    Cool Website!

    Here's what field's I should go into...interesting!

    Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  10. by   kbm318
    Mine were:

    1. Anesthesiology
    2. Neonatal - Perinatal
    3. Thoracic Surgery

    This is exactly what I want to do . I've been debating over the first 2 for months now.
  11. by   kelsey.kristine

    Radiation Oncology was the first one.

    What I really want to do, emergency medicine, was waaaay down on the list.
  12. by   letsseehere
    Nice. I'm very interested in the OR and my top 3 were:

    Thoracic Surgery
    Neurological Surgery
    Colon and Rectal Surgery

    My least compatible match was psych and I totally agree....

    Cool quiz!
  13. by   sunshinesuperwoman
    This is great! What I REALLY want to do was listed as #2 for me: Critical Care. My other 2 top choices were listed as #1 and #7. Looks like I am headed in the right direction.

    My least compatable by far was listed as Radiology - Diagnostic. Yup! Makes sense!