Question for everyone? (Just curious)

  1. Ok for those who have already said what you area of nursing you wanted to go in after this past semester that just ended or will about to end are you still interested in the same area you were first interested in when you first started school? Have any new areas of interest came to your mind? For those of you who never said what are you wanted to go in, what area(s) do you want to go in or thinking about going into.

    When I first started I said I either wanted to do Peds, OB, Or NICU. Well, I am about to start my senior year in August it is still Peds, OB, or NICU. With the strongest interest being in PEDS. I also have now thought about home health/community health. I believe what I am going to do is working in the hospital for about 5 years or so and then go out into the home health/community health setting. I really would like to focus a lot on preventive health care. Especially in certain areas of my city. I think once I start school to become a nurse practitioner that will defintely be a great way to go about starting my career in home health/community health. I done my community health/home health rotation and I have a greater interest than what I thought.

    Now I still have three rotations that I need to keep an open mind to and that is 1)Med-surg, 2)ICU, 3)Pysch. I will do those 3 starting in August and will be finish with those three in December so I am not going to knock out those 3 areas quite yet.
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  3. by   GPatty
    I am still interested in the same area . Geriatrics and or Surgery (after RN).
    As a matter of fact, I have a job working as an LPN in my facility as soon as I get my license. YEA!!!!!!

    Julie
  4. by   jessjoy
    When I started out I wanted OB or NICU. After I went through my OB rotation I decided this was defintely not for me. I started being a Nurse Intern and relazed I really like the ER and thats more than likely where I pursue a job once I graduate (God willing!!!!)
  5. by   ADN 2002
    When I started nsg school I wanted to do OB, when I finished my OB semester I still wanted to do OB, and I graduated about 3 weeks ago and this week I am orienting for my new job in OB!

    ICU was a lot of fun, so was ER, but I had to go with my first love...OB!



    Can you tell I'm excited?
  6. by   nursedawn67
    When I finished nursing school in June of 1999 I wanted to go into geriatrics and I am still working in that field and thinking of furthering my education in the field.
  7. by   MPHkatie
    Thats the greatest thing about nursing. I wanted to do Peds oncology ha ha ha, I did peds rotation and HATED it. I then did ICU and now am in the ED, but preparing for international community health. it's all out there, don't discount any of it...
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by peaceful2100
    Ok for those who have already said what you area of nursing you wanted to go in after this past semester that just ended or will about to end are you still interested in the same area you were first interested in when you first started school? Have any new areas of interest came to your mind? For those of you who never said what are you wanted to go in, what area(s) do you want to go in or thinking about going into.

    When I first started I said I either wanted to do Peds, OB, Or NICU. Well, I am about to start my senior year in August it is still Peds, OB, or NICU. With the strongest interest being in PEDS. I also have now thought about home health/community health. I believe what I am going to do is working in the hospital for about 5 years or so and then go out into the home health/community health setting. I really would like to focus a lot on preventive health care. Especially in certain areas of my city. I think once I start school to become a nurse practitioner that will defintely be a great way to go about starting my career in home health/community health. I done my community health/home health rotation and I have a greater interest than what I thought.

    Now I still have three rotations that I need to keep an open mind to and that is 1)Med-surg, 2)ICU, 3)Pysch. I will do those 3 starting in August and will be finish with those three in December so I am not going to knock out those 3 areas quite yet.
    I am very much interested in ER and in the last few year just before retiring, I will do LTC as I love working and being with the elderly.
  9. by   live4today
    I really didn't have a specific area of nursing that interested me until my Advanced Med/Surg rotation when I had the blessed opportunity to follow up on a lot of cardiac patients. So, I chose in my last clinical rotation to work on Cardiac Stepdown and absolutely fell in love with it. After graduation, I worked Med/Surg first, then went PRN Agency working on a combination of nursing units, then became a Traveling Nurse for Med/Surg only - occasionally mixed with Pediatric Med/Surg. Then, when I went staff again, I went from Ortho to Newborn to SICU to Pediatrics and back to Agency again working home health and hospital staff relief on various units. Today, my thoughts lie with Psych or Newborn Nursery or Community Health Education or Counseling or....

    Many nurses stay put in one area forever, and some move around to different speciality areas. I love the moving around to gain the experience. Cross-training as a nurse has always been up my alley which is why I never minded floating. Doing so made me one hell of a damn good nurse, if I say so myself.
    Last edit by live4today on Jun 11, '02
  10. by   Lausana
    Before I started school I was sure I wanted to go into emergency, the hospital I want to work for is known for its trauma center. But now I'm leaning towards OB and maybe even the NICU, but of course my mind is ever changing
    Last edit by Lausana on Jun 11, '02
  11. by   NICU_Nurse
    I graduated in December, and my first choice had been Peds, which I enjoyed in clinical, but NICU just stole my heart. My second choice was Psych, which I LOVED as well, but it is next to impossible (at least down here) to get hired with no experience. You mentioned doing home health; I know there is at least one home health Peds organization that has staff all over the US for Peds home health stuff. I will do my best to find the name for you so you can check it out. I HATED adult ICU, and went home crying every day. I loved the patients I worked with, and their families were spectacular, but it was soooooooooooo depressing and stressful to me. I can't imagine working in a place like that for very long- I would probably leave nursing and become a firefighter or something. ;>)
  12. by   NICU_Nurse
    Here is one for you:

    www.gentiva.com
  13. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    The most autonomus with the least common denominator of psychology.

    I'll be a practitioner some day.
  14. by   essarge
    Started out with emergency medicine when I started school. Got a job in the ER and love it. Will stay there after graduation until I can't stand it anymore (have a four year contract anyway).

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