What kind of nurse do you want to be?

  1. What kind of specialties are you interested in and why?

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  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   mitchsmom
    Nurse-midwifery & lactation consulting. I am currently a lay breastfeeding counselor and I guess that and other things just led to it. I will start clinicals in the Fall though, so we'll see if I stick with the plan or not... I guess a lot of people change what they originally had planned althought I don't really see that happening for me
  4. by   J Lynn
    I wanted to work in L&D prior to nursing school..........now that reality has set in and i'm actually a nurse.........I have no idea.
  5. by   All_Smiles_RN
    Having no clinical experience yet as I start the actual nursing program in August, I think that I want to work in cardiology. My son was born with coarc of his aorta and a bicuspid aortic valve. Thank God he is fine now, but it really sparked my interest in the heart. In A&P, when it came time to study the heart, I learned everything I could. I will never forget how helpless I felt when my son was first diagnosed, nor will I forget the support that his Dr and nurses offered me. I would like to return what they did for me to others. Yes, cardiology is where I want to be.
    ...Jennifer...
  6. by   Ari RN
    ever since i started nursing school i've always wanted to be an e.r. nurse. i just like the adrenaline rush of incoming trauma. i first plan on entering med/surg for about a year or so to gain experience. next stop --------> e.r.


  7. by   abundantjoy07
    it's not a question of what to do...but where to live.
    wow. there's soooo many specialities out there. not to mention all the places to consider outside the hospital like clinics, schools, military bases, and different chemical and power plants. i'm hoping that i'll figure out what i want to do in my last year of nursing school. the only thing i definately know is that i want to work somewhere in the uk...maybe scotland. but for now i'm open to any and everything!

  8. by   wannabemw
    Ever since I gave birth to my 2nd child, a boy, in a German (in the city of Duren) hospital (dh was stationed there on assignment w/USAF), w/a Australian CNM I have wanted to do nothing more in my life. It was a difficult birth, but she was FANTASTIC! Midwives are great to give birth with! I recall watching her as I lay recovering from my vag birth. I watched her bounce back & forth between the two birthing suites (remember this is Germany, 1986) & I lay between them, as she needed to keep an eye on me (rough delivery). I watched w/awe, amazement and admiration as she calmly brought two more babies into the world. I thought MAN! I would love to have a job that I would enjoy as much as I see her enjoy hers (LOL, at the time I was a 20yr old hairdresser). It was @ that moment that I realized: HEY! I could have a job just like hers! I could be a midwife! I had always wanted 2 go into nursing...why not go the extra step?

    And the rest is history.....
    So,I guess OB is 4 me! I figure if I get bored I could always work ER

    Former La Leche League Leader (AKA:Nursing nazi mama)

    *I believe that every woman can breastfeed any healthly full-term infant...that is if they want to!
  9. by   Chevelle
    Transplant nursing. Hopefully later on I will be able to be involved in research for transplants also.
  10. by   nursebedlam
    l'd like to get into education.. Perhaps a Diabetes educator.
  11. by   KibbsRNstudent
    I am thinking probably Forensic, perioperative or eating disorder unit. Not sure yet. But I still have 2 more years. I am almost done year one!
  12. by   GPatty
    I currently work LTC, but am getting so burned out! I would like to try Med-Surg or Surgery for awhile.
  13. by   txspadequeenRN
    I want to be a nurse attorney, and travel teaching nurse legal issues and such may even do some medical malpractice.
  14. by   rnmi2004
    I'm not sure about specialty anymore but after talking to nurses and reading on here, I just don't want to be a jaded nurse.

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