What are your nursing goals?
- 0Dec 29, '05 by smilin_gpThis may have been previously discussed, but I am curious about what other students goals are in nursing after receiving the long-awaited license? I'm curious about the specialties that y'all want to go into and/or what further degrees or certifications are planned for the future.
As for me, I am hoping to find a job in a cardiac stepdown or telemetry unit and possibly work into a critical care unit. I would love to eventually become a CNS in the area of cardiac or critical care or maybe even a CRNA someday:Melody:
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- 0Dec 29, '05 by Soon-to-be-NurseJessI just finished all of my classes on the 16th and I'm going into a Surgical unit. I plan on getting more floor experience and time management experience working on a floor and then moving into the Operating room in a residency program for nurses that lasts for about 6 mos. I want to eventually get my RNFA. I just think surgical nursing is awesome.
I also love working with the elderly. If, for some reason, I don't like surgical nursing as much as I think I will, I want to work with the elderly, most likely in an Acute Care for the Elderly unit at a hospital. I work in a nursing home now as a CNA and love it as well so I may work at a nursing home instead...it just depends on how much I like the areas I get my initial experiences in. My clinical rotations didn't offer as much experience in either of those areas as I would have liked and they both interest me very much.
- 0Dec 30, '05 by mom2michaelER, ICU, PACU, OB, Peds, NICU are all jobs I think I would enjoy...
However, when I graduate I'll probably do the 1-2 years at this Rehab center near my home that specializes in brain injuries and long term vent patients for the experience. You have 3-4 total care patients. It has a great new grad training program and from what most have told me, it's a great place to learn.
- 0Dec 30, '05 by onehusbandsevenkidsMy interests:
Labor & Delivery, Mother-Baby, NICU, perhaps PEDS.
I have an attraction to flight nursing also.
I'll probably end up in NICU, as I can't see myself working in a mainstream USA maternity ward for long as I'm too "alternative" and I think I would get very frustrated. There are no birth centers around, and as a matter of fact our newspaper just did a big story on how our city and area has 1 CNM!!!
I would love to be a CNM, but just not sure if I could handle it in this area and moving is not an option. I'll be going to a place in TX where you can get hands on experience with prenatal, L&D, postnatal and newborn care. Its more like a midwifery boot camp but maybe it will help me decide.
I do think when all is said and done, I'll eventually settle, very happily, in NICU.