What fields interest you? - page 3
hi everyone! i was talking with a few other pre-nursing students the other day at a student meeting and we were talking about the fields that interest us or where we see ourselves at in nursing.... Read More
Mar 24, '05My dream is to be a NICU nurse. I would also consider Peds or Cardiac. My motivation to be a NICU nurse is my youngest daughter. She was born with several heart defects and spent seven weeks in the NICU. I always knew I wanted to go to college but had no idea what for. She helped me make up my mind. She will be 4 in two weeks and is doing great. For anyone else who wants to work in the NICU, I just read a book called Baby ER. I highly recommend it.
Mar 24, '05I have been thinking about....oncology, Critical Care or maybe OR
I'm sure I will change my mind a hundred times. I'm so excited that there are so many choices!!
Mar 25, '05i have always wanted to do L&D and it was confirmed when i had my son!! all of the nurses were soo great!! it is also cool b/c i am a hopsital volunteer that was lucky enough to get the ONE open spot in the birth center!! if i don't do L&D i want to be a midwife or OB/GYN NP!!
Mar 28, '05I always wanted to be in the NICU, but I got to try that during my clinials in high school and left there crying every single day. I got too attached to the babies.
I would say L&D or cardiac. After my mom had a bypass, I became interested in that area. But I'm sure I'll change my mind a million times once I actually start clinicals in nursing.
Mar 28, '05Quote from NICU_nurse2bBaby ER is a wonderful book!My dream is to be a NICU nurse. I would also consider Peds or Cardiac. My motivation to be a NICU nurse is my youngest daughter. She was born with several heart defects and spent seven weeks in the NICU. I always knew I wanted to go to college but had no idea what for. She helped me make up my mind. She will be 4 in two weeks and is doing great. For anyone else who wants to work in the NICU, I just read a book called Baby ER. I highly recommend it.
I'm thinking of either Peds or NICU... Ever since I've thought of being a nurse, I've always known I'd want to be a nurse with kids and babies...
I've thought of ER and OR, too. I probably won't do ER, but possibly OR...
Mar 30, '05This is a great thread! My daughter just asked me tonight if I still wanted to take care of "babies". YEPPO! That IS WHY I am becoming a nurse. I love the NICU and though I know a lot of people think it would be an awful place to work, I know from personal experience that NICU is where I need to be. But I will say I'm BIG on breastfeeding (my friends dubbed me the "nursing nazi", which isn't funny because I AM german..lol) so postpartum or OB would suit me as well.
Of course people recommend that you don't make any final choices until you have some experience under your belt but I have known what I want to do for a LONG time and I for one think that is a very good thing! It was the waiting until my kids were older to go back to school that nearly killed me!
Good luck to ALL of us!!
PS I loved Baby ER and also Living Miracles is good and Before Their Time
Mar 30, '05Pediatric Psychiatric is my first choice because of some of the things I deal with with my son.
I also lean towards Veteran's care as a Veteran myself I feel like I would have a lot to offer to that area.
Then there is Oncology as I am watching a very dear friend of mine go through a battle with cancer
I honestly am not sure yet but as time goes on I am sure I will find my callingLast edit by brwnngj on Mar 30, '05
Mar 30, '05Quote from RDH2RNLabor/Delivery, Cardiology, NICU or PICU. I originally decided to go back to school for nursing because of my interest in labor/delivery. However, it seems like SO many people are also interested in the same thing. So, I'm starting to lean more toward cardiology lately. Cardiac surgery just fascinates me!
I am interested in the exact same things. But everyone I know is also interested in working with kids or babies. My dad had a pacemaker put in on my 16th birthday (emergency-he would have probably died if had had another arrythmeia (or whatever it is called) and he was born with a hole in his heart so that kind of pulls me to cardiology, but maybe I could do pediatric cardiology? I've always been interesed in NICU though, but it might be too sad for me to deal with or L/D and become a midwife. I've thought nutrition but I don't want to deal with all the unhealthy, obese people who won't admit it is their fault they have diabetes or something and won't let me help them, I'll probably want to choke them instead-not good bedside manner, but maybe it would get them off their butt.
Mar 31, '05Hospice is my top choice as of now, of course I an in pre-nursing so who knows what may come down the line.