I am just past halfway through my accelerated BSN program, and within a month or so I have to decide where I want to do my clinical internship over the summer. Many of last year's class ended up hiring on where they interned, so I want to choose wisely.
I just started my Pedi clinical and LOVE it - which actually surprised me a little. Before this, I had thought Oncology or Hospice was my place, now I am thoroughly confused. I have come to the realization that I like working with vulnerable populations - pedi, gero, etc. At this point I am still weighing my options.
My question is this - if I intern in Pedi, then end up hiring on into this field, how hard would it be to go back to adult nursing in the future if I wanted to? I'm not talking about "I don't like this I wanna do something else" - I'm not like that, once I commit I'm going to do it. I mean maybe 5-10 years into my career and I am ready for a change. Would I have trouble going from general Pedi (probably in a Children's hospital), to say, an adult Med/Surg ward or Onco floor.
Or is it easier to go from adult to Pedi? Thanks in advance!