Nursing specialties... any ideas?

  1. Ok I post this periodically because its fun to see how people change their minds throughout school. I know I've changed my mind 3 or 4 times so far, and I have 2 semesters left to go.

    So.... where do you plan to work after graduation? What is your dream?

    I think last time I posted this as a poll, and I left out a bunch of specialties, so I won't try it again.

    Any ideas, anyone?
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   Ortho_RN
    I would love to work Pediatrics.... I used to think I wanted more L/D kinda area, but I think Peds will be a lil more my thing... But then again haven't had either rotation... I do know that I do not want to work Geriatrics..
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i still say the er for me.
  5. by   KarenAR
    How's this for variety? Here are the areas I'm thinking about:

    newborn nursery, NICU, labor & deliv., public health clinic, palliative AIDS care, cardiology, orthopedics, peds practice, ob/gyn practice...

    Ask me on any given day and this list will either add or subtract a few!

  6. by   Rena RN 2003
    when i first started school, i was diehard ER. was gonna work ER and that was it. was gonna go straight to ER and bypass all the other places like med/surg, ICU, etc.

    THEN i got a taste of OR. oh man! i LOVED it! but not sure i want to do that "forever."

    i'm still leaning with ER but i think my road trip to get there will be a little more indirect than i first planned.

    i have an option of a 6 month critical care internship. i have thought of using that as a stepping stone to the ER. but also, the more i hear about needing a background in med/surg, i'm thinking i need that experience too, to be able to hone those assessment and time management skills.

    anyway, the point is that i'm still going for ER. just don't know which path to take to get there.
  7. by   Jackie_FutureRN
    I used to think ICU, then OR, but now I'm really interested in the ER, or possibly Cardiology. I guess it will continue to change a hundred times!!

    ~Jackie
  8. by   delirium
    Wow, Jackie, that was your first post.

    Welcome to the board!
  9. by   Jackie_FutureRN
    Hey Thanks MsPurp! It's good to be here!

    ~Jackie
  10. by   80BETH
    Its peads for me cause over yonder in the UK we have to decide before we start the course cause we specialises from the start which may I add is the reason that I cant come and work in your fair country you lot don't recognise my qualification. (well unless i do an 18 months conversion in adult which i have no intention of doing) not fussed about what area but i did like ARU and hated theatre
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by 80beth
    its peads for me cause over yonder in the uk we have to decide before we start the course cause we specialises from the start which may i add is the reason that i cant come and work in your fair country you lot don't recognise my qualification. (well unless i do an 18 months conversion in adult which i have no intention of doing) not fussed about what area but i did like aru and hated theatre
    hello and welcome. if you or any one decides to switch specialties, what happens?
  12. by   80BETH
    Its a three year course and they will let you change till about a year down the line after that you have to repet some of the course after you change, but i link it this way cause i dont know if i would have even gone into nursing if i had to do three years of adult nursing before i could do childrens cause i have no intrest in doing adults. its always been peads for me
  13. by   moni rn
    l & d, but ultimate goal is to become a women's health np/cnm.
  14. by   jessjoy
    Still ER for me! I've been thinking that I might want to get telemetry experience first. My heart wants the ER but my mind says get the experience first........so I am not sure exactly what I will do but eventually I will be in the ER either way!!

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