A quiz to help you choose your nursing specialty... - page 3

Recently I posted wondering how everyone chose their "specialty" in nursing, because I have no clue what I want to do yet. Surfing the net I found this site that asks questions that may help narrow things down. I think it's... Read More

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    #1 was not a suprise with Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine. One was plastic surgery, I don't think so. ER was way down on the list which actually suprised me. The others were surgeries, pretty close to what I was thinking.

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    My 1st 4 were hematology, neonatal?????, cardiology, and neurology...6th was neuro surgery. I was EXTREMELY surpirsed about the neonat...no desire to do that at all. Heme, cards, and neuro wasn't surprised about. I don't think I want to do tele, but heme or neuro, I'd do in a heartbeat from my personal and nurse extern experiences.

    Quote from SoulShine75
    Recently I posted wondering how everyone chose their "specialty" in nursing, because I have no clue what I want to do yet. Surfing the net I found this site that asks questions that may help narrow things down. I think it's intended for physicians, but it has the same results. Check it out! :hatparty:

    http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu/RESIDENT...ling/intro.htm
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    Child Neurology 18.97
    Infectious Diseases 20.44
    Hematology 20.64
    Neurology 20.81
    Psychiatry 20.81

    Interesting...considering I am working in psych now, I guess I'm in the right place! TY for that site!
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    First of all, hey everyone! This link/site was GREAT! Thanks! Here's the link to my results:

    http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu/RESIDENT...assessment.htm

    I'm hoping it'll work. If not, oh well. I will say that I was kind of disappointed at what it revealed. LOL. Hmmm...anyway, here's what it said about moi:

    Pediatrics
    Neurology
    Internal Medicine
    Nephrology
    Cardiology
    Gastroenterology
    Family Practice
    Urology
    Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    Geriatric Medicine
    Child Neurology
    Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Medical Oncology
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Radiation Oncology
    Rheumatology
    Otolaryngology
    Allergy and Immunology
    Hematology
    Sports Medicine
    Ophthalmology
    Infectious Diseases
    Colon and Rectal Surgery
    General Surgery
    Vascular Surgery
    Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine
    Neurological Suregery
    Psychiatry
    Plastic Surgery
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Medical Genetics
    Dermatology
    Pediatric Surgery
    Thoracic Surgery
    Vascular and Interventional Radiology
    Preventive Medicine
    Anesthesiology
    Emergency Medicine
    Pathology
    Radiology - Diagnostic

    Those are my specialties from lowest numbers to highest numbers. Just so I understood the site correctly: the lower the number, the more "compatible" the specialty? Hope this finds everyone doing well! Take care!

    Erin

    P.S. I had originally decided to do Level III NICU nursing(staff and then the NNP route), but with recent hospitalizations and surgeries, I have switched to neuroscience nursing. I *think* I'd still like to ultimately get my MSN. BTW: I live in NC and my goal is to work at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Anyone in the Triad/Chapel Hill? I *know* some of y'all are in NC;-).
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    This was so awesome, I am a pre-nursing student and I was really excited to take this! My top 3 were Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (that is so great, that is EXACTLY what I want to go into nursing for), Radiation Oncology & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (that one surprised me). I have always known I wanted to work in a neonatal ICU, this just confirmed my beliefs that I am headed in the right direction - thank you so much - that is just what this pre-nursing student needed to hear! Yeay!
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    Mine said sports medicine, plastic surgery and otolaryngology. Whatever.....
    This is the 2nd one of these tests that I have done and they have been totally different and totally wrong both times! Maybe I'm not right for cardiac
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    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Mine said sports medicine, plastic surgery and otolaryngology. Whatever.....
    This is the 2nd one of these tests that I have done and they have been totally different and totally wrong both times! Maybe I'm not right for cardiac
    Nah, I wouldn't take it to heart - these tests really ask a limited amount of information in order to make a broad assumption. I think that if you really have your "heart" set on cardiac, then go for it, you will probably be great - passion and love for what we do is what makes us great at what we do, not the results of a simple test. If my results had come back with an answer different than neonatal, it would not have made me change my mind or even reconsider my choice, it is what I want to do and what I am in love with - that is what will make me good at it, not what a test determines. I took a test in HS that told me I should be a clerical secretary - HA - not in a million years would I be happy with a sedentary job like that which did not require tons of brain and body interaction - nope - never. Cheer up, love what you do and be serious about it and you will be just fine.
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    My top three were Dermatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Radiation Oncology. I wasnt suprised by the last two but I've never even considered Dermatology!
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    I'm considering completely changing my profession. I was recently (6 weeks ago) laid off from my job as an architectural intern, where I was pursuing my architecture license. The recession has really killed the construction industry.

    My questions are: At what point do you choose a specialty? Is it when you are still in school, or is it after you enter the practice of nursing? And, are there additional tests required when declaring a specialty or do you learn as you go?

    I realize I may have put my questions in the wrong forum, but this seemed like a logical place to ask, as the original post was about choosing a specialty.

    Thanks!
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    Mine were:

    1. Emergency Medicine
    2. Pediatric Surgery
    3. Anethesiology

    My choices are ER Nurse and Nurse Anethesist (pretty close)


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