Loved my peds rotation

  1. I wish I could go back for another round. This was my favorite rotation so far. I thought I would like the ER the most, followed by Psych, followed by ICU. As it turns out, it's Peds, then Psych, then ICU.

    My Peds clinical instructor was a joy to work with. She was supportive and positive the whole way and found ways to compliment all of our students.

    This rotation changed my mind about working in Pediatrics as well as being a father. If you would have asked me a couple years ago, I would have had a completely different attitude about working with children. Now I find that it's easy. Be straight forward, follow through on your promises, and be dependable. That's all the kids want.

    This has been a really great experience. I'm very much looking forward to more of the same.

    Nickie at Children's Hospital LA, keep your eyes peeled for a very nice review at www.ratemyprofessors.com. I'm going to try to get you at least five outstanding reviews.
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  3. by   happynewLPN
    I, too, have loved my Peds rotation. I only have one more day there, and I wish I could add a few more days on! I have found it much more enjoyable than I thought I would.

    I hear ya with the kids. It's all good.
  4. by   MikeyJ
    I agree with peds -- in fact, I despise working on adult floors. I just keep thinking that I only have ONE more semester left of working with adults, then I can do my preceptorship in ped's and work on a ped's floor after graduation. I will never ever look back to adult medicine again.. ugh..
  5. by   future L&Dnurse
    I'm so glad to hear this. I am doing peds next rotation and am very nervous about it. I LOVE children, and I worry about how I'm going to handle sick children. I'm glad to hear that you had a good experience .
  6. by   pacifica
    Quote from algebra_demystified
    I wish I could go back for another round. This was my favorite rotation so far. I thought I would like the ER the most, followed by Psych, followed by ICU. As it turns out, it's Peds, then Psych, then ICU.

    My Peds clinical instructor was a joy to work with. She was supportive and positive the whole way and found ways to compliment all of our students.

    This rotation changed my mind about working in Pediatrics as well as being a father. If you would have asked me a couple years ago, I would have had a completely different attitude about working with children. Now I find that it's easy. Be straight forward, follow through on your promises, and be dependable. That's all the kids want.

    This has been a really great experience. I'm very much looking forward to more of the same.

    Nickie at Children's Hospital LA, keep your eyes peeled for a very nice review at www.ratemyprofessors.com. I'm going to try to get you at least five outstanding reviews.

    I'm happy you are enjoying your Peds rotation. I have to say that I'm not liking mine too much. Maybe that is because I'm doing my clinicals in a hospital that specializes in orthopedic surgeries. I find that I do NOT like orthopedics at all. Can't stand watching the surgeries and pretty much dislike dealing with the rehab stuff. Bones just aren't my favorite things!

    On a brighter note, I found I really loved my Maternity/OB rotation, which I did not expect at all. I thought beforehand that I would have no interest in caring for pregnant women but it turns out that I loved it. So when I burn out after a few years in ICU or Med-Surg or wherever I end up after graduation, I will probably seek out a spot in Labor and Delivery. It was a genuine pleasure working there.

    These are the things we learn about ourselves during nursing school
  7. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from pacifica
    I'm happy you are enjoying your Peds rotation. I have to say that I'm not liking mine too much. Maybe that is because I'm doing my clinicals in a hospital that specializes in orthopedic surgeries. I find that I do NOT like orthopedics at all. Can't stand watching the surgeries and pretty much dislike dealing with the rehab stuff. Bones just aren't my favorite things!

    On a brighter note, I found I really loved my Maternity/OB rotation, which I did not expect at all. I thought beforehand that I would have no interest in caring for pregnant women but it turns out that I loved it. So when I burn out after a few years in ICU or Med-Surg or wherever I end up after graduation, I will probably seek out a spot in Labor and Delivery. It was a genuine pleasure working there.

    These are the things we learn about ourselves during nursing school
    I was suprised that I enjoyed my Ob rotation as well. I was not expecting to enjoy it but I absolutely loved it (with the exception of post-partum... BORING). Ob was the only adult medicine I enjoyed.... but not as much as peds.
  8. by   richardjboro1
    So true about peds. I never would have even considered peds before my rotation. Had a great experience, a wonderful instructor and an enjoyable time all around. I am now considering externing at a children's hospital, and will most l ikely do my senior mgmt class on Peds.

    It's something I would have never even thought about before the rotation.!!

    Richard

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