So I'm going to honest here. I'm interested in nursing, but I'm picky with the department I'd like to work in. I'm really only interested in L&D or mom/baby. Not that I'd refuse other units, but those are the ones that made me want to go into nursing. When I had my first baby 13 years ago I remember thinking how I would love to work in that unit. I have three kids and each time I've thought the same thing. FINALLY this year I started prereqs. I'm still pretty young...33.
Anyway. Here's the problem. I'm nervous that I'm setting myself up for disappointment. I'm scared I'll get stuck working in another unit that doesn't interest me at all. I can't imagine myself cleaning old men's poo and things like that. LOL
So I wonder if maybe nursing isn't for me given that I'm so intrigued with one area and not at all with the others. Maybe this will change but at this very moment i feel that if I graduate and am unable to find a job in L&D or postpartum I'll want ti give up nursing all together. Or maybe in school I'll realize I love another unit, who knows.
Oh and I also wanted to ask (someone suggested this to me), is there a way I can work in one of those units NOT being a nurse just to get a feel for it and see if it's anything like I picture? I live in CA and had my babies at Kaiser and I just assumed all the ladies were nurses but maybe not?