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... Read More

  1. by   friendlyjane
    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.
  2. by   darmor11
    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.
  3. by   Nurse2b7337
    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!!
  4. by   loriinmd
    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
  5. by   NightNerd
    I really haven't got a clue. I can only say with some marginal amount of certainty that hospice and ED are not for me - I don't think my personality is quite right for those. I am interested in forensic nursing eventually, but I'm sure I'll run into many other fun work environments and jobs along with way.
  6. by   Elkay
    My dream is CRNA.

    It's gonna be a long road....
  7. by   secquoria
    I'm looking forward to becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner. Initially i wanted to be a pediatrician, after i got a shot and didn't cry for the 1st time lol (7y/o). But i had a a nudge in a different direction when my mother was pregnant later. My little sister was a premie and my mom had gestational diabetes so it was a pretty rough time in the household emotionally for everyone. My mom was worried leaving the baby in the hospital, and me being the helpless big sis at 8 couldn't do much consoling. It was a stressful period for me. Fast forward.... My little sister will be 13 on valentines day and she's still a little small, but she's so precocious. I'm looking forward to my nursing career.
  8. by   kaleidoscope_RN
    I want to be a labor and delivery nurse. I eventually want to work my way up to a women's health nurse practitioner. I just love the field! I have been on internships and have seen first hand what they do, and it appeals greatly to me. I love women's care.
  9. by   samist
    I'm still a pre-nursing student. But it's always been my dream to be in pediatric oncology. Eventually I want to come a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner. It's pretty rough, but a little family member of mine had cancer, so I owe it to the nurses and doctors that helped saved my little monkey.
  10. by   Skips
    OB. I always love to answer this question. (:
  11. by   pco8
    ICU nurse... Cardiac or Neuro ICU then hopefully the CRNA.
  12. by   MegslB
    I'm a cardio and trauma junky. After building up some experience, I want to go into trauma. I think it'll be a great basis to further progress into another specialty. Thankfully I get my trauma fill, by volunteering in an intense ER At some point I want to become a scrub nurse as well. I think I want to specialize in almost everything haha. But mainly cardiothoracics, trauma, and Sx.