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- Jun 28, '12 by lrs25Quote from cindrnycpersonally i like working with geriatrics but did not like labor & delivery or the nursery. we all have different likes and interests and we need that to cover all different types and ages of patients.hi all,
a little intro about me....i am starting a concurrent associate/bsn program in august and right now i am doing a cna course at my community college. initially, my thought was to do the course during the summer, get my certification, and then be able to work part time somewhere while i'm in school; if i can.
today was my 3rd day of clinicals at an ltc facility. last week i was in long term care and this week i am in sub-acute (rehab) side. i honestly don't know if working with geriatric patients is my calling. i'm not sure if it is because i dislike the cna tasks so much that my feelings are skewed or that i am just more interested in working with other populations....
i don't know i am worried that i may not be a good nurse because i don't really like working with the geriatric population.
next week i will be starting volunteer work at my local hospital in the nicu and maternal/child health sections. i am really excited because i have always been interested in these fields.
has anyone else felt this way? do you think i can still be a good nurse if i don't necessarily enjoy working with geriatrics???
- Jun 28, '12 by lrs25We all need different interest and likes so all types and patients will be taken care of. Don't feel bad if you don't like experiences in different clinical setting. We can't decide where we want to be if we don't get a variety of experience. I dreaded labor & deliver and the nursery but enjoy working with geriatrics. We are all meant to be somewhere but not all in the same place
- Jun 29, '12 by CinDRnycThanks for all your great responses, I am realizing that I need as a RN Generalist I need to have some knowledge of each specialty of nursing and then I can decide to go into a non-geriatric field. In the meantime, I need to just "suck it up, smile, learn as much as I can, and be a great CNA".
Thank You !