favorite clinical rotation as a student - page 2

What was your favorite clinical rotation as a student? My favorite was OB/GYN. I loved demonstrating how to bathe the new parents baby. My second favorite was Labor and Delivery. It was thrilling... Read More

  1. by   suzy253
    haven't experienced enough of them yet. Liked the OR best so far though although it wasn't a clinical rotation--just some of my patients were scheduled for surgery the day of clinical so I got to accompany them.
  2. by   Deb123j
    I haven't started nursing school yet - but I gotta tell you I cannot wait for clinicals!!!!! I am so excited at the thought of actually getting to work with patients!!! I'm sure I'll love L&D, but I'm anxious to try them all to see which one really hooks me.
  3. by   mom and nurse
    My favorite was psych..... but I also enjoyed the rehab hospital where I did my senior practicum. I enjoyed helping individuals as they recovered their functional skills (activities of daily living) after strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations, etc. I plan to start working there next month ....
  4. by   Gompers
    PSYCH!!! I just had a knack for it, and the staff was probably the best, most supportive I worked with during nursing school. They were trying their hardest to get me to come work in psych after graduation. But I quickly realized that it was NOT a good idea for me to go into this field. I would be interviewing patients who had bipolar disorder, and during the times they were manic, I'd find myself totally enthralled with their delusions of grandeur. I'd be thinking, "My gosh, he's RIGHT, that's a freaking brilliant idea, WOW!!!" :chuckle (Even know, I still believe that the patient I had who invented a super-religion was right on. He read books on every single religion out there, and then took the good and got rid of the bad, and created a "cream of the crop" nondenominational kind of faith. While I understand that this will NEVER happen, to me it is the answer if we ever want world peace.)

    So I fell back on my original plan to go into NICU nursing...
  5. by   fnimat1
    I don't start nursing school until Sept. 7th....and 3 wks. after that we are starting clinicals....I am sooooooooo excited.....we are doing geriatrics first...which I am looking forward too....but I really can't wait until we do maternal/fetal....


    Fatima
  6. by   helpinghands
    My favorite was OB, especially the nursery. I also enjoyed postpartum and L & D though.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Perioperative Services.
  8. by   EarthChild1130
    I LOVE psych!!! So much that I plan on doing exactly that when I graduate!! I love being able to interact with these patients on such a therapeutic level, and I've always kind of felt that the mentally ill were forgotten by society, in a way...

    I haven't been there yet but I KNOW my least favorite will be peds...I don't "do" kids and I really don't like to be around them for any length of time...I suppose I'll 'fake it till I make it'! :uhoh21:
  9. by   NurseWeasel
    Every Freaking One was my favorite clinical. Seriously. At the end of each semester (ok, I'll be honest here: every other WEEK) I change my mind on what I wanna do after graduation. Let's see here, I've "decided" I'm "going" to work in a LTC/Rehab facility, ICU, L&D, Antepartum, NICU, Postpartum, Surgery, Outpatient Surgery, an OB/GYN office, ER, Float Pool, and Oncology. The ones I'm not overly fond of are basic Med Surg and Telemetry.

    Then again, some days I "decide" that I'm "going" to start working on my MSN directly after graduation (while working)... or get my 1-2 years acute experience and go get my CRNA. Yeah, I drive myself and all my friends / family absolutely bonkers. This week, I've decided that what I'll do is walk into my hospital of choice, look at the new grad openings, pick one that fits my desired schedule, and go for it. LOL Then someday 20 years from now, when asked how I ended up in X field, I can describe how I "fell into" it. *chuckles*

    Anyway, the important thing is that I've absolutely loved almost every place I've been, almost all my patients, almost all the nurses I've worked with, and almost all my rotations. That, and the fact that graduation is a mere semester away. Wheeeee.
  10. by   NurseWeasel
    Oh yeah, Psych... I'm just finishing that up now. I dreaded it. The first day of clinicals I had physical manifestations of the extreme stress from just being on an adolescent care unit, reading the charts, and observing the horribly depressing milieu. By the end of the second day, though, I was kinda diggin' it. Each day has improved dramatically, and today I got asked by staff if I'd consider working there after graduation. *flop* I about fell over. If they only knew how distressed I'd been at first! But actually, I think I could seriously get into psych nursing.... which is a total shock to me. My hubby thinks I'm nuts to consider it, because he was the one who bore the brunt of my compensatory ventilation after that first day, lol. *blush*
  11. by   jenrninmi
    I would say my favorite so far is Peds. Maternal/Child was my first clinical and I wasn't confident enough to really enjoy it. I do want to go in to L&D when I graduate though. For me the rotation I did not enjoy at all was OR. I found it very boring, no patient/nurse care...unless you're working in PACU.
  12. by   EarthChild1130
    LOL Sounds like my hubby, but he says I 'fit right in' LOL...Honestly, my dream job would be working as a psych nurse in a prison...I'd love to get to talk to some of the serial killers and stuff, and see exactly what makes 'em tick...am I sick or what?? LOL
  13. by   maire
    Quote from EarthChild1130
    LOL Sounds like my hubby, but he says I 'fit right in' LOL...Honestly, my dream job would be working as a psych nurse in a prison...I'd love to get to talk to some of the serial killers and stuff, and see exactly what makes 'em tick...am I sick or what?? LOL
    I just got a mental image of Silence of the Lambs.

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