Future Specialty?

  1. Hey:

    Does anyone want to share their future specialty and why??
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  3. by   4evrhisma
    Pediatric Special Needs
    or
    Pediatric Acute Care

    and later postmasters in genetic nursing

    Depends what program I can get into. I didn't think about nursing until I had a son with a rare disorder and disabilities that passed away. Now I work as a care tech for people with disabilities, and love it. I'm getting an associates in disabilities mgmt. and a cert. in early childhood intervention while doing my prereqs. There's no doubt in my mind I want to work in peds
  4. by   ICURNGUY
    Pediatrics!! Kids are so much fun, and I am just a big kid anyway too. I enjoy being around children with their carefree attitudes, and not understanding consequences helps me get through with what they are dealing with. However, I understand that I will not be treating the child, but instead that childs parents. From what I have heard from other Ped. nurses that is the hard part, but I know I will enjoy it.
  5. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from walktheline
    Hey:

    Does anyone want to share their future specialty and why??
    Post Anesthesia Care Unit
    I had a few surgeries and would understand what patients go through coming out of anesthesia. Had great nurses taking care of me.
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from austinrnguy
    Pediatrics!! Kids are so much fun, and I am just a big kid anyway too. I enjoy being around children with their carefree attitudes, and not understanding consequences helps me get through with what they are dealing with. However, I understand that I will not be treating the child, but instead that childs parents. From what I have heard from other Ped. nurses that is the hard part, but I know I will enjoy it.
    You can always borrow mine (Just kidding)
    Today when I picked up my son I received a detailed demonstration of "armpit licking"....he is eight. And if it is anything like with the parents of boyscouts at summercamp....you will have your hands full with the parents, that's for sure. Good luck :wink2:
  7. by   jones21498
    :redpinkhe I will definitely become an Oncology/Hematology nurse one day. I am a cancer survivor myself, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and have lost several family members and friends to all sorts of cancers. They are opening a new cancer center in my town and I was chosen as one of the ground breakers with the help of my 2yr old. When I decided to go into nursing, I had decided I wanted to work with cancer and blood disordered patients. There is such a need and it will only grow. I feel that I can empathize with these patients, and I want to be the one they rely on much like I did with my illness. These patients become family, though many don't make it, it would be a wonderful feeling to make life as pleasant as I can for them.
  8. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    one day i'd like to work in the nicu, my son was born at 27 weeks, so..i'd like to give back what was given to my son.

    amy
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from nurse2b_amy
    one day i'd like to work in the nicu, my son was born at 27 weeks, so..i'd like to give back what was given to my son.

    amy
    god bless your family!
    :angel2:
  10. by   paccookie
    Quote from walktheline
    Hey:

    Does anyone want to share their future specialty and why??
    I haven't completely decided yet. I have it narrowed down to:

    Midwifery - nursing first turned my head when my daughter was born in 2000. I had a midwife for both of my babies and I am in awe of the whole birth process.

    Psychiatric nursing - psychology was my first major in college and it still holds a strong interest for me.

    Pediatric oncology - my grandfather died of laryngeal cancer over the summer, which gave me an interest in oncology nursing. Combine that with a love of children and seeing several parents I know dealing with cancer in their children and you get pediatric oncology.

    I still have a long way to go in school. This is my second year of pre-reqs and I am hoping to get into the program next fall or spring. I plan to start with the ADN, then get the BSN, and then finally choose a specialty area and get the MSN. I figure that I have plenty of time to worry about the specialty later.

    CG
  11. by   sddlnscp
    NICU - it is my calling. Seriously, I know that sounds corny, but it truly is and has always been, it just took me a while to quit procrastinating!!!

    However, I am 4 months into my first year as a nursing student now and really liked the time I spent in the nursing home, so even though I know I will end up in the NICU at some point in my life, it is nice to know that I enjoy the other aspects as well! There is definitely something to be said for Gerontology, it is unique and wonderful, the patients melt my heart!
  12. by   Pixiesmom
    I honestly don't have a clue. I'm sure that things will fall into place as I go along. Right now I'm more interested in getting an A in A & P I than I am in picking a specialty. That's just me though.
  13. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Pixiesmom
    I honestly don't have a clue. I'm sure that things will fall into place as I go along. Right now I'm more interested in getting an A in A & P I than I am in picking a specialty. That's just me though.
    Taking it one step at a time is a good idea
  14. by   slou!
    Well I am only working on my first semester of pre-req's right now, but I think some type of OB-GYN like Labor and Delivery or Post Partum. I have always been so interested in pregnancy, delivery, and newborn care. So who knows, maybe once I learn about the other specialties then I'll change my mind (I still have 4 years!) but as long as I've wanted to be a Nurse that's what it has been

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