When I went in to nursing school
, I was only doing it to become a midwife. I was in LOVE with the idea of bringing babies into the world, and helping women through a time that was so special and emotional.
Then I met an absolutely crazy woman who happens to be the head of midwifery services for my area - she loves to be involved. She was so aggressively passionate about holistic midwifery that she really put me off!
I had a paediatric placement at the start of this year, and I loved that too, so I decided instead of bringing them into the world, I'd help them muddle through when they were unwell. I loved paeds, and I wanted (and still want) to be a paediatric nurse practitioner.
But - I'm currently on placement in the ICU. I adore it. I really want to do more ICU when I've graduated. I love kids and I love ICU, but I actually hate having kids in ICU! They look so breakable; I can't reconcile my love of kiddles with my love of ICU by working in a PICU, for example.
The point is, I would NEVER have imagined myself wanting to work with a mainly adult population! I can't believe how much things changed for me, and I'm really glad I did a BNurs instead of a BMidwifery (which you can do at some unis here).
So - what's changed for you? Did you have a hankering to be an ER nurse, but now you love geri? Hated CCU at first, but now love that? Loved paeds and now can't stand it? Share!