What kind of nurse do you want to be? - page 3

I know we're only in prenursing & some just started or have gotten accepted into the program, but I was just curious if you guys had an idea of what kind of nurse you wanted to be? Like which specialty? Or department. And if... Read More

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    A great one.
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    I've only volunteered in the ER. I did almost 150 hrs a while ago, which isn't very long. It was nice imo, but one thing I think about: is 7-8 hours a typical amount of time for a person to be in there? At minimum it seemed a person had to wait 5 hours before being treated, discharged, then released. Some people had to wait in the hallways in gurneys. Many people had to wait to get admitted, too. People would ask me questions that they wanted to see the nurse/physcian and wanted help (felt like they weren't getting help) I felt sorry for them and I would go ask, but it seemed to take a long time for a response, then they would ask me over and over again, still no response from the person I ask. (I couldn't help them because I wasn't certified/authorized) They were not overloaded, either..... They didn't really feel like they were getting good treatment/ were being ignored. It seemed like the doctor was mostly on the phone (I guess asking other doctors for diagnosis? Phone orders??).

    I don't know if there are speedier places, but there it seemed slow anyway. This is years ago so it might have improved since then!

    I guess I'll really know for certain during clinical rotations (If/when I get in, hoping for Fall 2013)

    I want to be a GREAT one!!!!

    Quote from MeekaNichole
    I know we're only in prenursing & some just started or have gotten accepted into the program, but I was just curious if you guys had an idea of what kind of nurse you wanted to be? Like which specialty? Or department. And if you're not sure, that's fine too.

    -Sent from my iPhone
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    I really want to work in Labor and Delivery. I was also thinking about being a Psychiatric Nurse. Those are the two areas that fascinate me the most.
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    Hello everyone, I work for the VA hospital as an cna, I do love it. Even though I do feel like psychiatric nurse is what I like, I do believe public health is my calling... So hoping soon or later I will figure it out... Oh also maybe become a SANE nursing would be interesting. Good luck to all of you.. I hope all our dreams come true to becoming a nurse.
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    Right now I really want to work in pediatric oncology or palliative care, but I guess I will see if clinicals change my mind. I can't wait to start in May!
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    I'm really not sure. Everyone keeps saying that once you go through clinicals is when you decide anyway but I've been interested in learning more about Pedi, Labor & Delivery and maybe even the OR.
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    I am still in pre-nursing but I am very interested in ICU. I am not sure I could do it but it is such a high level of nursing and seems to use almost every skill there is. Also cardiac is cool. I love how the heart works.
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    I am a pre-nursing student too, but I want to be an oncology nurse. Cancer has taken so many of my family members including my father. The way the nurses took care of my Dad during his chemo really touched me and they encouraged me to go back to school and finish what I started. So, here I am at 42 applying to nursing programs to hopefully begin Fall 2013.
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    I'm a pre-nursing student and I've always wanted to work in L/D. The reason being is because I love babies. The other reason is each of my RN's I had,with three of my deliveries were awesome!!! They really made an impression on me. I also want to someday become a Lactation Consultant because breast feeding is close to my heart!!
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    Call me crazy, but at the fine age of 61 when I graduate, I want to be a Trauma nurse. Don't stick me in some doctor's office doing a 9-5. I want adrenalin rushes and learning something new every day. I don't wanna slow down one iota! I'll be the little old lady in scrubs riding my motorcycle to work. LOL
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