What do you plan to do once you graduate?

  1. I have wanted to work in L&D ever since I had my daughter. But I'm only starting my first semester of clinicals, so only time will tell what I actually enjoy working in.. I have some interest in surgery too.
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  3. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Start working in an Emergency Room as soon as I finish. Start paramedic school within the next year or so after that. Maybe go back to flight school to get my pilots license. So much for finishing school.....
  4. by   flygirls2
    ^Ahh really?? That's so crazy! I used to be a student pilot as well! I worked at an FBO and ADORE aviation. I hope to get my license eventually too. I ran out of money, LOL--that's expensive school.
  5. by   Scrubz
    I'm in an ADN program now, and after I graduate I plan on getting my RN licence and enter an RN-BSN program. I would have prefered to get my BSN straight from the get go but I'm getting free schooling in this ADN program (because my father works at the university), so I couldn't pass up that opportunity. After I get my BSN I plan to start working somwhere, getting some real-world experience. Eventually I want to get my MSN but I'm not sure what I want to specialize in. I've thought about CRNA or NP but I'll work as an RN for a few years before making up my mind because every step involves big decisions and I don't want to be wrong . These are my plans for the moment anyway.
  6. by   locolorenzo22
    I'm thinking of working a general med/surg floor for the expierence of just BEING a nurse, then finding a position that suits my interests after applying/accepting at a BSN school...my LTG (say 5-10 years after school) is to become a nurse educator. I'd like to teach other students, especially after being a student myself! I'd hopefully remember what good tips were and how to stress important points to students in clinicals and lectures...
    On a side note, once I do have some years under my belt, and a BSN, I'd like to take an assignment with Doctors without Borders. Done some traveling, off the beaten path, and enjoy that connection to humanity...
  7. by   flygirls2
    locolorenzo22---What is Doctors without Borders? Sounds like it might be fun. I went to Kenya and Costa Rica while in high school on mission trips.
  8. by   RN BSN 2009
    I'm going to sleep for a straight week when I graduate
  9. by   jemommyRN
    FIVE YEAR PLAN

    Back to back ASN, RN-BSN, MSN program. Back to back. Just want to keep going until it's all overwith.
  10. by   Jme2007
    Quote from HoorahFLY
    I have wanted to work in L&D ever since I had my daughter. But I'm only starting my first semester of clinicals, so only time will tell what I actually enjoy working in.. I have some interest in surgery too.
    When I went into nursing, I too wanted to do L&D. Other than having my kids, I was not exposed to L&D as a student (I had one day there and no deliveries). I am still interested today but as a student have been exposed to other floors I like and hospitals too! Maybe when your doing your clincials, you will find floors you absolutely love and some you don't. For me, the NICU was where I found love. ha ha! I mean, I never gave much thought to it before and then I did a clinical there and KNEW that is where I need to be. I just finished school a week ago and my plan is to study for the NCLEX and take it at the end of January or beginning of Feb. I start my new job as a transition nurse in the NICU in January!

    Good luck to you and I am sure you will find out what you like the best along the way! I also think that Med/surg would be a very good place to start. If not for this job, I would of started there.
  11. by   locolorenzo22
    Hoorah, DWB is a non-profit that has sites throughout the world that they send volunteers to. They do pay a *small* salary, but more to the point is that they provide medical care in areas where hardly any exists or where refugees are banned from a country's health system. The thing that got me was I saw one trip that occurred down into backcountry of brazil to give flu shots, then another magazine story about the conflict in Sudan.
    The reason I want to be a nurse is to serve others and provide for mankind, although some of the side benefits are nice too.
  12. by   BeccaznRN
    Quote from iceyspots
    I'm going to sleep for a straight week when I graduate
    I hear ya! It has been four days since graduation and I have slept until 10am every single day! If only I didn't have to do all that pesky Christmas shopping that I put off until now.
  13. by   flygirls2
    Quote from Jme2007
    When I went into nursing, I too wanted to do L&D. Other than having my kids, I was not exposed to L&D as a student (I had one day there and no deliveries). I am still interested today but as a student have been exposed to other floors I like and hospitals too! Maybe when your doing your clincials, you will find floors you absolutely love and some you don't. For me, the NICU was where I found love. ha ha! I mean, I never gave much thought to it before and then I did a clinical there and KNEW that is where I need to be. I just finished school a week ago and my plan is to study for the NCLEX and take it at the end of January or beginning of Feb. I start my new job as a transition nurse in the NICU in January!

    Good luck to you and I am sure you will find out what you like the best along the way! I also think that Med/surg would be a very good place to start. If not for this job, I would of started there.
    Oooh, now that's something I really don't think I would like. I love little babies, but NICU would be too hard on me. I can handle loss in L&D, but I couldn't care for a baby for weeks or months only to have them pass. That field would be too hard for me.
    Quote from locolorenzo22
    Hoorah, DWB is a non-profit that has sites throughout the world that they send volunteers to. They do pay a *small* salary, but more to the point is that they provide medical care in areas where hardly any exists or where refugees are banned from a country's health system. The thing that got me was I saw one trip that occurred down into backcountry of brazil to give flu shots, then another magazine story about the conflict in Sudan.
    The reason I want to be a nurse is to serve others and provide for mankind, although some of the side benefits are nice too.
    Sounds really neat! I'm going to keep that in mind, I'd love to do something like that.
  14. by   allysh223
    Quote from HoorahFLY
    Oooh, now that's something I really don't think I would like. I love little babies, but NICU would be too hard on me. I can handle loss in L&D, but I couldn't care for a baby for weeks or months only to have them pass. That field would be too hard for me.

    Sounds really neat! I'm going to keep that in mind, I'd love to do something like that.

    you should check out their website, read some of their materials, etc. if you're really interested- DWB is very competitive as far as becoming a field assistant and requires managerial or teaching experience, work experience, relevant volunteer travel experience, and preferably education in tropical medicine and especially right now, French speakers (for places like the DRC). Can you tell DWB is one of the reasons I'm in Nursing school?

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