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- by gelibean Aug 22, '12Ok so I don't know if this is a dumb question or not but how does a nurse become specialized in a certain field (ob/gyn, ICU, pulmonary)?
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- Aug 22, '12 by CerriwinThere may be classes you can take as electives in your nursing program, but mostly you get into a specialty by graduating and applying to work in that area. There are no specific nursing programs (that I know of, at least) that prepare you for only one specialty, with the exception of graduate degrees. We all graduate as generalists.
- Aug 22, '12 by gelibeanThat is what I thought but I wanted to make sure. I appreciate you verifying with me.
- Aug 23, '12 by rayne215Quote from gelibeanyeah i hope to specialize in cardiology since im already (well will be in few weeks) a cardiac tech, where i know telemetry ekg etcOk so I don't know if this is a dumb question or not but how does a nurse become specialized in a certain field (ob/gyn, ICU, pulmonary)?
- Aug 23, '12 by marycarneyYou get job experience, read journals and educate yourself, attend seminars/ grand rounds/ etc and THEN you take a certification exam. then you're a specialist!