Any INTJ personality nurses out there...I need help in choosing any advance nursing car - page 6
I have been a nurse for 4 years, different settings such as telemetry (2 years), ER (3 months), stepdown (6 months) , telemetry float (6 month), ICU staff (1 year), ICU float (3 months)...I know... Read More
0Dec 8, '13 by beckster_01Just because we are INTJ's does NOT mean that we make bad/unhappy bedside nurses. I definitely thrive in the ICU. Even though I am an introvert, I still like people. I just can't give give give all of the time. In the ICU I like being able to micromanage my two patients-- my "projects" if you will. I like that I can set goals for the day and accomplish them. I like that I can be completely autonomous, requiring help only for turns, or if my patient is crumping. I like that I can gather data- vital signs, assessment data, how the patient looks/feels etc., and I can use that data to predict an outcome and stop something bad before it even happens.
All that being said, after one year I am starting to look for that "next best thing." I've been waiting to get to this point before taking my CCRN, so that's next on the list. But I have also been looking into being a CRNA. I feel that being a CRNA would take all of my favorite parts about being an ICU nurse, and jack up the responsibility, autonomy, and hopefully excitement. What scares me is that once I am a CRNA I would be locked into a very narrow field. At least as an RN my options will always be wide open. I can have drastic career changes every couple years. If there are ANY CRNA's reading this, particularly those with a INTJ personality type, will I get bored performing the same set of tasks every day?? And how easy is it to switch specialties?
0Jan 19, '14 by ianguitaristYou know, I am an intj, look at doctor specialties. That should help a lot. Honestly, I don't see the difference. We are going to analyze the hell out of it, might as well be thinking about the next step up the chain.
0Aug 16, '14 by LacunaeI never knew about this personality type until in 2012. I was tested at school. My personality test result turned out to be an INTJ type. Knowing my personality type help me understand my strengths and weaknesses. Eventually, I have been able to deal with my boredom, especially in something that vex me. I'm also good working with people. I find many people intrigue by my personality; others find me a heartless person. The educated ones appear to be the least judgmental. In short, I enjoy solitary more than anything else.
BTW., I have been working in my pre-nursing courses. Even though I'm not guaranteed to be in an RN program, I have been dreaming to be a nurse anesthesiology.Last edit by Lacunae on Aug 16, '14 : Reason: add details
0Sep 22, '14 by nocturnalcreature1Try informatics. Very low on the social scale and high on the technical end. OR would also be a good choice since your working with a small group of people in a structured environment.