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.