Confused about my options...

  1. I am still a nursing student that will be graduating this May 2007. As I am getting ready to begin the job hunt I am wondering what I should be applying for. Right now, I have a love for L&D, Mother/Baby, and Peds. It's what I really want to do....right now. I am nervous though, that after a few years I may get sick of this area of nursing, want to move to another unit, or become interested in community or home health (something that I have thought about enjoying too). I guess my main question is...Am I going to have a hard time getting a job in another area of nursing if I start out in OB or Peds right away? Will a community health agency turn me away because I don't have adequate experience to carry out that type of nursing? I really dislike Med-Surg and don't want to do it if I don't have to, but I feel like it would be the *smart* thing to do. Can any RNs give me some advice on your opinions?

    Thanks!

    Andrea
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Wren
    Andrea,
    Start in the area that you think you love the most and the rest will work itself out! Home health agencies need Peds nurses and even nurses who visit new moms. Enjoy your first new job out of nursing school because doors will open for you that you can't even imagine right now and if a few are closed, so what? There will always be many, many jobs for RNs. Good luck and welcome to nursing....it is the best career ever!
  4. by   Tweety
    I agree with Wren. Start where you think you'd be the happiest. Nurses move from speciality to speciality all the time.

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