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by DreamyEyes

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Just curious, Based on your clinical and/or personal experiences, what are 3 areas of nursing that you're most interested in? Which 3 areas are ones that you know you would NEVER work in? For me, the *Top 3* areas I would... Read More


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    Just curious,

    Based on your clinical and/or personal experiences, what are 3 areas of nursing that you're most interested in? Which 3 areas are ones that you know you would NEVER work in?

    For me, the *Top 3* areas I would like to work in are:

    1) Geriatrics/LTC. I have worked at an ALF with dementia and Alzheimer's patients for over 3.5 years now, and it's my passion.

    2) Psych.. I have always been interested in working in a psych facility. If I didn't go to school for nursing, I would definitely be going for a degree in Psychology. I find everything about it fascinating, and the only kind of meds I was interested in reading about in pharmacology were psych meds.

    3) Forensic nursing.. I also find this area of nursing very interesting, although I think it would be very hard to get into.


    The areas I would most likely *not* work in are:

    1) Med/Surg

    2) Cardiac/Telemetry

    3) ICU

    ...actually, just hospital nursing in general.


    What about you?
    Interesting that you like LTC and Geratics. According to the Nursing Polls section, those are the least favored areas of Nursing.
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    I could be a hospital IBCLC once I graduate, but my heart is L&D or Postpartum. I have four chlldren myself and have had hospital births, and my last was born at home. My other interests so far would be OR and NICU. I don't think I'm interested in LTC, ER or Psych. I've worked in the public health setting already and I like it, but with my diploma will come needed changes
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    That's so funny, IBCLCLittelJon- the reason I DON't want to do do L/D , OB and postpartum is that I have loved my experiences with my daughters and can't imagine working in an environment where birth is not what I'd consider "ideal!" Someone would say "turn up the pit" and I'd freak! I don't have that sort of feeling about any other stage of life.

    I start my program in June, and it's a second degree/accelerated program...so I'm a bit worried we won't have enough clinical time to hone in on what we love. But...

    I'm interested in:

    Oncology

    Neurology

    Some rehab

    I'm not interested in :

    L/D/Postpartum

    NICU/PICU

    Peds
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    I'm not in nursing school yet but the top three areas I am most interested in are:

    1) Medical-Surgical
    2) ICU
    3) Perioperative

    The three areas I think I would never work in:

    1) Geriatrics
    2) Oncology
    3) Neonatal

    Of course, these may change when I finally starting nursing school!
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    hmm. i would like to work in
    1. nicu
    2. er- but i heard there is a lot of burn-out
    3.forensic nursing- i just found out what this is
    4. peds

    i do not want to work in
    1. geriatrics
    2. ICU
    3. psych
    4. any unit that i might observe patients that have maggots (prob er- so this may change my mind)


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