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Emergency medicine! I love it. I've worked in the ED since I was 18 in 2008 and I wouldn't have it any other way. I think I would thoroughly enjoy peds but don't know if I'd be up for dealing with the parents. Floor nursing just seems so boring to me! I know there's much more to it (and no disrespect) but I feel like they just sit around push meds all day. The ED offers so much more than that (IMO). It's crazy and fast-paced and again, I just love it.
These are all awesome specialities, and as I am sure your aware of, extremely difficult to get into as a GN. However, it can be done... I am living proof of it!
As one of the PP said, expect your opinions on your choice of speciality to possibly change through clinicals. Some of my classmates were still undecided upon graduation of where they'd like to be, so they took general pcu level floors as their first jobs.
I got into nursing to "do" oncology or peds. As luck would have it, these were my first two rotations in the hospital and I disliked them with a passion. Thought I would like peds so much and was so disappointed and in disbelief that I didn't like it that I applied to and eventually scored an awesome practicum in peds just to see if I truly disliked it... Still hated it. However, I discovered my passion for NICU through nursing school and couldn't imagine doing anything else. Good luck!!! Nursing is so eclectic that there is room for all of our varied passions.
I figured I'd want ER or trauma ICU for the excitement, but once I became an LPN and started working with babies on ventilators, it's making me lean toward PICU/NICU. I want to keep my options open for possible CRNA in the future, but for now, I really want to become the best peds nurse possible. It also helps that the CRNA near me accepts PICU/NICU experience for their critical care requirements.