I didn't exactly choose a specialty...I worked in the ER and in Tele/Stepdown, before and during nursing school
, so I was slightly interested in working with cardiac pts. I wanted to do critical care, felt like I could do Peds, and smash it together.
After Rehab, Homecare, office nursing and the Mainstay being Peds for 7 years, I'm in the PICU...so I have two specialties, which is pretty cool
I enjoyed each specialty that I have been able to work in. I thought I would stay in rehab, and eventually go into pediatric rehab, but I ended up in critical care.
One time I wanted to be a surgical nurse...once I realized I almost passed out from observing pediatric procedures, I knew I just couldn't cut it with watching it for some reason
You never know where you may end; however it is ok to have some idea of where you may want to specialize in. Once you go through your rotations, review if you still want to go into that, cool; if not, that's ok too