favorite clinical rotation as a student

  1. 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 watching those little munchkins make their way into their new world. I even had the opportunity to watch the delivery of a set of triplets delivered C-section. My third favorite was OR. I had the opportunity to observe every type of surgery the hospital I was training in offered, with the exception of abdominal surgery.
    My least favorite was Geriatrics.
    Cheers!
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  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    mine were, er, surgery, and i love being around the elderly as this is where i would love to retire from a ltc facility one day.
  4. by   live4today
    My favorite clinical rotations during my old college days were L&D, Mother/Baby, and all surgery units....oh....my advanced med/surg rotation which I got first pick of was on a Cardiac Stepdown Unit which I loved!
  5. by   Rena RN 2003
    we don't have OR rotations per se but we do get to experience occasional OR observations in 3 quarters. so OR gets my vote as favorite.

    but i plan on working ER upon graduation.
  6. by   ntigrad
    L and D; definately not Geri. I love taking care of elderly pts in the hospital but do not like LTC
  7. by   RNConnieF
    Psych!
  8. by   FranEMTnurse
    I like all of your replies, and Jill, I'm with you about taking care of the elderly.
    Connie, what interests you the most about Psych nursing?
    Rena, I agree with you; OR is fascinating. Why then are you going to the ER instead? Is it because it's a challenging rotation, and you get to use all your nursing skills? I liked the ER as well, and loved all the things I got to do while in training. It's probably because I was an EMT for 17 years, and loved every minute of it.
    Renee,
    how lucky for you that you got to work in stepdown.
    And Stephany,
    I wish you well. The world certainlly needs more people dedicated to LTC nursing.

    Cheers to you all.
  9. by   RNConnieF
    I like the intensity of the theraputic relationship in psych. I also found out that I was good at it so that made it a fun rotation too.
  10. by   mark_LD_RN
    mine was L&D for sure!
  11. by   FranEMTnurse
    Connie,
    Thank you for your response. Psych must be your God-given talent. I'm sure you'll use it well.
    Mark,
    All I can say is, "Yahoo!" You're the first male nurse I've been in contact with who either likes or works in Labor and Delivery. My hat is off to you.

    Cheers!
  12. by   tylerlvn
    I have enjoyed ER rotation. I do not think it is where I belong but, it has been interesting. Day surgery was great because I really got alot of practice with IV's. My heart and soul are with the Geri patients though. I think I would love Hospice but I have not had the opportunity to do a clinical rotation with them. I learn something new everywhere I go! I love nursing
  13. by   maire
    I fell in love with Peds. I just love kids, even if I don't care for their parents overmuch.

    I thoroughly enjoyed my OB clinical as well; not so much for L&D but for the nursery/NICU and postpartum - teaching new parents about their babies was awesome for me. Babies are my "thing" I guess. This clinical nipped it in the bud for me as to where I want to work when I finally get out of school.

    I also very much enjoyed Psych. Parts of it were a bit "scary" (for lack of a better term) but overall I thought it was a very rewarding and great learning experience.
  14. by   GPatty
    I loved OR! That was the absolute most awesome experience! And one I will go back to one of these days!

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