What Kind of Nursing Should I Go Into?

  1. Hi! I'm new on this site, just made an account so I could possibly get some help. I'm a freshman in college, taking online classes, and I'm just about done with my first semester. That's all fantastic, but I still have no idea what I plan on majoring in. I am currently a CNA at an amazing supported living center and would honestly probably be content with just staying a CNA and not leveling (I can't think of the right word haha) up any higher on the nursing chain. I've already started college though, so I'm not going to put myself in tons of debt for changing my mind. I've been leaning towards getting my LPN, but I'm not sure what all that consists of, and if I'd like it very much. Can anybody give me ideas as to what career in nursing would be right for me?
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  3. by   Ruby Vee
    Only you can decide what kind of nursing is right for you. Spend some time on the specialty forums to get an idea of what people like and dislike about the different specialties, and think about what you like and don't like about your current job. If you think you'd like nursing, there are myriad different opportunities out there. You'll be exposed to so many different options in nursing school.
  4. by   Guy in Babyland
    Quote from pseudonxms
    I've been leaning towards getting my LPN, but I'm not sure what all that consists of, and if I'd like it very much. Can anybody give me ideas as to what career in nursing would be right for me?
    Are you asking which level of nursing you should go to school for (LPN vs RN) or which specialty you should go into (Peds, L&D, ICU, ER, etc.)?
  5. by   Mavrick
    Quote from pseudonxms
    Hi! I'm new on this site, just made an account so I could possibly get some help. I'm a freshman in college, taking online classes, and I'm just about done with my first semester. That's all fantastic, but I still have no idea what I plan on majoring in. I am currently a CNA at an amazing supported living center and would honestly probably be content with just staying a CNA and not leveling (I can't think of the right word haha) up any higher on the nursing chain. I've already started college though, so I'm not going to put myself in tons of debt for changing my mind. I've been leaning towards getting my LPN, but I'm not sure what all that consists of, and if I'd like it very much. Can anybody give me ideas as to what career in nursing would be right for me?
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  6. by   ProperlySeasoned
    I think choosing a speciality at this time (EG NICU, psych) in premature, as you have no idea what will light your fire once you start clinical. And, in most job markets, you will not be able to be too picky as a new grad. You will be able to gravitate into a chosen specialty in time. The real question is schooling. I highly recommend not limiting yourself. A BSN program will give you an awesome springboard. I get the impression that you are young, not married, and without children. There will likely never be an easier time for you to focus on school. Yes, some LPN/LVNs do successfully transition, but it is not as easy as some would think (in terms of time commitment). It is also much harder to go back to school when you are fully entrenched in a career.
  7. by   weaverss
    Quote from pseudonxms
    Hi! I'm new on this site, just made an account so I could possibly get some help. I'm a freshman in college, taking online classes, and I'm just about done with my first semester. That's all fantastic, but I still have no idea what I plan on majoring in. I am currently a CNA at an amazing supported living center and would honestly probably be content with just staying a CNA and not leveling (I can't think of the right word haha) up any higher on the nursing chain. I've already started college though, so I'm not going to put myself in tons of debt for changing my mind. I've been leaning towards getting my LPN, but I'm not sure what all that consists of, and if I'd like it very much. Can anybody give me ideas as to what career in nursing would be right for me?
    I was an LPN for almost 10 years before I went back to school to get my RN (Just graduated Saturday). In those 10 years 2 kids and life happened and it was much harder to go back.
    No one could even begin to tell you what type of nursing you would enjoy. The great thing about nursing is if you don't like bedside nursing there are many other options. I would suggest that if you are a young, single person go for your RN, even if it's just an ASN. I loved my time as an LPN, but If I had it to do over I would've bypassed it.
    In my honest opinion LPN school was way more intense than RN school. RN school was a lot of busy work.

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