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What kind of nurse do you want to be?

  1. 1 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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  3. Visit  brenay profile page
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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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  4. Visit  TaraAnn91 profile page
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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!
  5. Visit  MeekaNichole profile page
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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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  6. Visit  eauzirus profile page
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    labor and deliver !!! and the NICU if I get lucky
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  7. Visit  zoe92 profile page
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    I would love to be a geriatric nurse practitioner!
  8. Visit  x_factor profile page
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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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  9. Visit  dsb_fam profile page
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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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  10. Visit  brenay profile page
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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?
  11. Visit  princesax11 profile page
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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.
  12. Visit  x_factor profile page
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    Quote from brenay
    Why did you hate ICU? & why didn't you like the ER?
    Getting to shadow some of the nurses in both ICU and ER, I just did not enjoy ICU at all. I just did not form an interest in it, but the nurses I met that worked ICU loved it. It's one of those area's where either it's for you or it's not. As far as ER, I enjoyed it somewhat, but not as much as I thought I would. The spark for me just wasn't there. I found Ortho horribly boring, but as with ICU, the nurses I met that worked the unit loved it. It just depends on what interests you.

    I loved Neuro though. I enjoyed Cardio-Pulmonary too.
  13. Visit  Kdrenee profile page
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    Ultimately I want to be a school nurse, but peds would be great too! I have also considered oncology, but like someone else said, employed at all will be fine until I reach my goals.
  14. Visit  brenay profile page
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    Quote from x_factor
    Getting to shadow some of the nurses in both ICU and ER, I just did not enjoy ICU at all. I just did not form an interest in it, but the nurses I met that worked ICU loved it. It's one of those area's where either it's for you or it's not. As far as ER, I enjoyed it somewhat, but not as much as I thought I would. The spark for me just wasn't there. I found Ortho horribly boring, but as with ICU, the nurses I met that worked the unit loved it. It just depends on what interests you.I loved Neuro though. I enjoyed Cardio-Pulmonary too.
    This is interesting . I volunteer at the hospital but I have not shadowed before. I think I should now. I thought about ER & ICU but what if the spark is not there for me either? However, cardiology has always been interesting to me. What did you enjoy about cardio pulmonary? Sorry about all the questions! Hope I am not annoying you.

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