What kind of nurse do you want to be?

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    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.

    Last edit by Joe V on Jan 14, '13
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    I love answering this question no matter how many times it is asked lol I have always wanted to be a cardiac nurse. I definitely want to work in the cardiac intensive care unit. The heart is a fascinating and very pivotal organ. However, people always tell me how once you start clinicals, your mind will change.
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    Hi MeekaNicholee, Im still in prenursing, I havent even applied for a nursing program yet! Lately I have had my eyes set on the Trauma dept, but I'll probably change my mind again haha! A few weeks ago, I really liked the idea of Oncology. There are so many different areas, it is soo hard to choose between them when I have no clue what any of them are really like!
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    Quote from brenay
    I love answering this question no matter how many times it is asked lol I have always wanted to be a cardiac nurse. I definitely want to work in the cardiac intensive care unit. The heart is a fascinating and very pivotal organ. However, people always tell me how once you start clinicals, your mind will change.
    OMG! I'm interested in cardiac nursing as well! the heart is really fascinating and intriguing.

    -Sent from my iPhone
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    labor and deliver !!! and the NICU if I get lucky
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    I would love to be a geriatric nurse practitioner!
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    Working as a CNA in a large hospital on a busy medsurg unit, I floated to many units, some of which I hated and others I loved. When I was in nursing school for LPN, I had this idea that I definitely wanted to work in the ER one day. But as you work your way through school and begin getting experience in different area's, things change. As a CNA I spent time on Neuro, ICU, Cardio-Pulmonary, Ortho, ER, Telemetry, and Oncology. I fell in love with Neuro, and enjoyed Cardio-Pulmonary. I wasn't crazy about the ER once I began to float down there, and was allowed to shadow some nice nurses during slow periods when they found out I was in school for nursing. I hated ICU, Ortho, and Telemetry, and Oncology wasn't for me, but I knew that before I even began working as a CNA.

    I enjoy things related to the brain, so things like Neuro and Psychiatric nursing interest me a lot. I also got very lucky with my first semester of classes at the school I'm at now, and landed an amazing Psychology professor who sparked a love of Psychology in me. She's been my biggest advocate for supporting me in my goal of nursing and in my goal to work in a psychiatric or neuro area of nursing.

    ONE of my ultimate goals career wise is to one day be a Pediatric Psych Nurse Practitioner. It's a long ways to go, right now I'll just be happy to be accepted into, and graduate, my RN program. I'm open to any and all learning experiences, so we'll see where this journey leads.
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    I want to be an "EMPLOYED" nurse. I think the reality is that I will work anywhere they put me in the hopes that I can eventually move to Pediatrics. But, I love the question, it's so nice to dream about being finished!
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    Quote from x_factor
    Working as a CNA in a large hospital on a busy medsurg unit, I floated to many units, some of which I hated and others I loved. When I was in nursing school for LPN, I had this idea that I definitely wanted to work in the ER one day. But as you work your way through school and begin getting experience in different area's, things change. As a CNA I spent time on Neuro, ICU, Cardio-Pulmonary, Ortho, ER, Telemetry, and Oncology. I fell in love with Neuro, and enjoyed Cardio-Pulmonary. I wasn't crazy about the ER once I began to float down there, and was allowed to shadow some nice nurses during slow periods when they found out I was in school for nursing. I hated ICU, Ortho, and Telemetry, and Oncology wasn't for me, but I knew that before I even began working as a CNA.I enjoy things related to the brain, so things like Neuro and Psychiatric nursing interest me a lot. I also got very lucky with my first semester of classes at the school I'm at now, and landed an amazing Psychology professor who sparked a love of Psychology in me. She's been my biggest advocate for supporting me in my goal of nursing and in my goal to work in a psychiatric or neuro area of nursing.ONE of my ultimate goals career wise is to one day be a Pediatric Psych Nurse Practitioner. It's a long ways to go, right now I'll just be happy to be accepted into, and graduate, my RN program. I'm open to any and all learning experiences, so we'll see where this journey leads.
    Why did you hate ICU? & why didn't you like the ER?
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    I would love to be in L&D, NICU or pediatrics, but I am still just a pre-nursing student. I heard a lot of people change their mind after they start clinicals so that is probably when I will really know which one I like the best.


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