What do you want to be when you grow up??

  1. No, seriously now, what clinical areas is everyone interested in working in after graduation????

    I'm just worried that I'm the only person who hasn't made a definite decision on what I'm interested in. I work on a cardiac unit (as an LPN) at a smaller hospital, and have been contacted by a larger hospital regarding a position in cardiac ICU after graduation. I already have been trained on reading EKGs, cardiac and IV meds, and am taking ACLS in a couple of months.
    I really like cardiac nursing, but since I have been in school, I have been interested in labor and delivery.

    Does anyone else have this problem, decided what they really want to do


    Is there anyone else out there with these same probs?
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   memphispanda
    Well...when I FIRST decided to go to nursing school I knew I wanted to be in L&D. Then I decided that I wanted to be in pediatrics. Then oncology. I really think I would like to work in pediatric oncology. But I might not. What I know for sure is that I absolutely positively do not want to work in any sort of ER or trauma setting. Don't want to have to set foot in there. Not my cup of tea. Most things I can deal with, but the mere possibility of someone coming in with a severed body part in a baggie turns me off to it.
  4. by   MelRN13
    LMAO!! I hear ya there, ER is the last place you'll find me!
  5. by   Gator,SN
    Tele-nurse,
    you are NOT the only one that doesn't know yet what they want to do. I started school wanting to be an OR nurse and then changed to CCU, but now I'm not so sure about that either. It is so hard to know what will be a good fit right now. I think that I will just do Med/surg for a while and then decide if I want to move elsewhere. I really do not like Med/surg so maybe it will be the best choice for me, in the way that it has been my biggest challenge so it might be the place where I learn the most????? Who knows. I just can't do anything in Peds.
    Best wishes to you!
    Gator
  6. by   MelRN13
    Gator-

    Glad to here I'm not alone on this. One things for sure, everyone knows where they DON'T want to work!
  7. by   nessa1982
    I dont want to wipe butts I know that for SURE!! hehehehe
  8. by   maire
    I feel like I have answered this before.

    I have my heart set on OB, but I'm keeping an open mind.
  9. by   TheBrainMusher
    I'd like to do pedatrics, but I"m not sure. Everyone says they change when they finish their clinicals and I haven't even start school yet! :imbar
  10. by   meandragonbrett
    CVICU, CPTICU, or SICU

    Brett
  11. by   Beach_RN
    Hmmmm.. As of right now... it's Peds or NICU! but I haven't even started clinicals yet... so I can't make an educated decision!

    B
  12. by   NurseAngie
    I wish I knew! I have always wanted to work OB (eventually to become a CNM/WHNP), but I also love Psych nursing. I will choose one of them! (this sounds strange, but I think I am going to get a degree in Business, rather than my BSN, then go on for my MSN. I like the idea of being flexible no matter what. There are also many universities that offer a dual MBA/MSN. That might be an interesting option.)

    GOOD LUCK to everyone in the next semester!

    ~Angie
  13. by   emily_mom
    I've always wanted to work OB, L & D, PP, etc... I did my clinicals in these dept and worked in OB and loved it. But, with working Med Tele and Oncology, I might decide otherwise. I never thought of working cardiac, but you never know. We have lots of opportunities!!!!!!!
  14. by   tatianamik
    Am I the only one that nearly runs screaming in terror when L&D or NICU is mentioned? I've seen 3 births (haven't done L&D rotation yet). Thank you very much I'll pass.

    I'll take ER/Critical Care. I don't mind missing body parts, copious amounts of blood or vomiting stool (just not on me).

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