Well, I graduated in May 2003 and when I first started nursing school
before even doing clinicals I thought Ok first choice and main interest in Pediatrics, 2nd Labor and delivery, 3rd Mother/baby, 4th ER. Well, I have been through Pediatrics clinical and I work at a pediatric hospital and I really love it. I love children. Now I just finished my OB rotation and I saw my first delivery yesterday, I cried when the baby came but I'll tell you Labor and delivery is DEFINTELY not for me and I give my hat off to all the Labor and delivery nurses for being able to do that. Now mother/baby that was a different story. I loved teaching the mothers about care for themselves and their new baby. It was amazing at how much I learned and how much I was able to teach to a new mom. I thought that was pretty cool and nice.
ER, I have never done a clinical in ER and it always interest me to watch ER, trauma and those type shows on T.V. and I know it is not even close to the real thing. I pretty much scratched ER off my list because I was told by a few people that I probably would not be a good fit for ER or Pysch because of my personality. I tend to be sensitive at times. I know how to be assertive when I want to though but some people feel that I would not be a good fit for those 2 areas so I will listen.
So it looks like Pediatrics or mother/baby.