What field of nursing are ya'll interested in? - page 5

I told a classmate from my community college that I have decided to be a Neonatal Nurse. She said, "Oh, yeah...everybody that goes into nursing wants to be a neonatal nurse. It is very competitive to... Read More

  1. by   shoegalRN
    Quote from Hanabna
    Why? What are the things you enjoy about the OR?
    I'm one who also wants to go to the OR. I work as a Nurse Intern II on a busy Med/Tele floor and I already know floor nursing is not for me. When I did my OR rotation, I saw 3 surgeries and I was FASCINATED with them! I also love the fact that the OR runs on structure (I'm at my best in a structured environment), and there is focus on ONE patient and us (the medical team) work together as a team for the patient.

    I would love to circulate and scrub. I'm also tossing around the idea of becoming a First Assist instead of getting my master's. That's what I like about the OR. I know some people say it's boring because they are just standing there watching the operation, but I love it when the surgeon explains what he is doing and why!

    Before I entered nursing school, I watched Discovery Health and was just as fascinated by the surgeries I saw on TV and always thought how cool it would be to see them up close and personal.
  2. by   kukukajoo
    I have found throughout my education that it is much easier to rule out the types of nursing you DONT want to do than to decide what aspect you want to do.

    The more I am exposed to different fields, the more I want to know about many of them. Some I just KNOW are not for me though!
  3. by   Kiringat
    Starting school, I wanted to do either perioperative or psych nursing. Now that I've done both rotations, I absolutly am getting into Mental Health nursing. I loved every moment of being on an acute unit at the local "Mental Health Institute." Even after nearly being attacked by a patient I knew it was my thing.
  4. by   Hanabna
    Quote from Kiringat
    Starting school, I wanted to do either perioperative or psych nursing. Now that I've done both rotations, I absolutly am getting into Mental Health nursing. I loved every moment of being on an acute unit at the local "Mental Health Institute." Even after nearly being attacked by a patient I knew it was my thing.
    lol that must have been scary! I changed my major from Psychology. I always found that interesting, but I would not want to work with mentally ill people. Like you said they are dangerous because they're not in their right mind. I would like to help suicidal people though.

    As for the OR, I think I might like that too! It is incredibly interesting what they do. But my heart is definitely for the NICU
  5. by   GNiteNursingStdnt
    Research Nursing

    ...but first want to find my "sea legs" by working at least one year as staff RN in the hospital.

    - who knows though, so much changes in such short time w/Nursing.
  6. by   kayel
    I still am not sure at all. I do have a practicum coming up in NICU during third term (in the spring) and I did ask for it. I am pretty pumped about it but I am not sure if that will be where my love is, even though the idea sounds appealing to me. I don't want to do L&D but that's about as far as my thinking has got me so far! Many in my class are very keen for that one!
  7. by   nursejd11
    Quote from StanleyRW
    Trauma most definitely. At least for a couple of years, then on to CRNA or CNS/NP not sure. Maybe DNP, but that's a long way away. All I know now is that I want something with high speed action, trauma, er or flight nursing. High stress, high demand, high levels of skill needed. Gotta feed the ADHD!!! :spin:
    WOW--you have the exact same goals that I do. I was looking into flight nurse as well. Def want trauma for a couple of years, then NP. The excitement is amazing there! So does this mean it is confirmed I do have ADHD
  8. by   nursejd11
    Quote from Tampagirl
    I want to go in the ER or OR just because there are different things that you'll be able to see. Med/surg just seems boring to me.
    I like ER too, so far I want trauma nursing- I live in Tampa too- any info about Tampa General?
  9. by   APBT mom
    Quote from nursejd11
    I like ER too, so far I want trauma nursing- I live in Tampa too- any info about Tampa General?
    Best hospital for trauma. Best hospital for anything really they're a teaching hospital so all kinds of interesting cases come and go. They just got finished building a new ER and L&D. Unfortunately I'm in graduating from a LPN program and they don't hire LPN's anymore so I will apply after I get my RN. Worked there years ago as a patient sitter so I wouldn't mind going back. All the nurses seemed to have that whole teamwork thing going on which was rare in regards that EVERYONE got along. A lot of people don't like the hospital because of it being "county" but if anything ever happens and have to go to another hospital in the area and they can't treat you guess where you're going?
  10. by   bonitamiaRN
    Quote from nurse2be09
    I'm one who also wants to go to the OR. I work as a Nurse Intern II on a busy Med/Tele floor and I already know floor nursing is not for me. When I did my OR rotation, I saw 3 surgeries and I was FASCINATED with them! I also love the fact that the OR runs on structure (I'm at my best in a structured environment), and there is focus on ONE patient and us (the medical team) work together as a team for the patient.

    I would love to circulate and scrub. I'm also tossing around the idea of becoming a First Assist instead of getting my master's. That's what I like about the OR. I know some people say it's boring because they are just standing there watching the operation, but I love it when the surgeon explains what he is doing and why!

    Before I entered nursing school, I watched Discovery Health and was just as fascinated by the surgeries I saw on TV and always thought how cool it would be to see them up close and personal.
    This is also the same reasons why I am leaning towards this specialty. I look forward to learning the other areas also, but I think this area will be great for me. I have that same fascination for seeing operations. I lived on Discovery channel and loved to watch the surgeries (guess I am weird like that).

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