Thought I just had... I was in a car accident last year, resulting in a coma, some brain damage (pretty mild, compared to alot of what I've seen), and some orthopedic injuries. The net result was that I left the hospital wanting to be a nurse. I went back to work at my old job, customs brokerage, but then 9/11/01 happened, the economy fell apart, and I was out of a job.
I've been playing with the idea of going back to school for nursing on and off since July 2001, and since I lost my job, I've decided to go for it. I'm not doing anything else after all!
Anyhow, I've always had the idea of working with individuals like myself, the ones who suffer from head injuries. Gosh knows I could have used a nurse assigned to me with some experience in the subject who could've answered my questions with something like, "Well, all head injuries are different, so it's really hard to say", rather than those who just shrugged and didn't know what to say.
But, I saw something the other day that made me think about there being other possibilites in the field. I realized that I didn't really consider any of the other possibilities, and now I'm wondering what they really are. My mother was a nurse in a nursing home, so I know what that would be like. I was just wondering how other specialties might describe their jobs?