Do you know what area you want to work in??

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I've been thinking about this for some time now, and i'm wondering if my mind will change once I actually get into nursing school!

Do any of you know what area you want to work in, and why? Has your mind changed since you started nursing school?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this:)

nurse2be in ny

332 Posts

Psych nursing for me; I love listening to people and helping them deal with their problems. A lot of them are so grateful! It makes me feel really good to feel like I've made a difference in someone's life. I worked as a psych tech for four years in a busy emergency department, and also as a counselor in a non-acute unit, so I doubt I'll change my mind. I know I love it.


41 Posts

I haven't started school yet but I would like to go into either L&D or Geriatrics. I had a friend who graduated a couple years ago and her mind changed several times in school before she finally decided what area she wanted to be in. I've always wanted to work with babies.


109 Posts

I intend to be in the NICU. My daughter was a NICU baby, and I want to help the families who are there. I don't know if my mind will change or not, but if it does it will only be to Ped's, probably ICU.


22 Posts


I wanted to reply and say that I haven't yet started school due to me having a baby. I have four children so I've spent most of my time in the Labor and Delivery Room.or in some type of OB_GYN setting I ultimatelywant to go into the LaborandDelivery Floor in the Hospital.:imbar . The nurses were very very nice to me and were there to comfort me during delivery. I also thought about being a midwife because the one I had was the best:kiss. I whined and complained with the two that I had naturally and my midwife never complained not one time. Who knows I may change my mind over again before it's over :p


1,250 Posts

When I first started, I thought I'd like emergency medicine. Since that time (and a quite a few clinicals), I think I'm going to go to med/surg. You get a little of everything and I'm working there as an assistant (worked ER for a little over a year) and really enjoy it.


62 Posts

ER, ICU (crazy, crazy me :chuckle ) PSych and L&D - NO NO.

Sarah, RNBScN

477 Posts

I have been nursing for 10 years this past June and I still don't know where I want to be "fulltime". I like the variety of working part time and casual on other departments. I guess I haven't planted my feet yet in one post.

Variety works for me.



931 Posts

I want to try to get into emergency medicine or intensive care, just because to advance in other areas of nursing or to obtain CRNA you need this experience. I am very interested in flight nursing, or forensics nursing, but you have to have 3-5 years experience in one of these areas first. My mind may change, but I work as a phlebotomist in a hospital know, and we geet to go to all the floor and ER codes. Nothing beats that adreneline rush.


727 Posts

I haven't officially started nursing school yet (still waiting for that letter) but I do know that without a doubt I want to work in L & D or Pediatrics.:roll . I don't know if I'll change my mind...I hope I won't.



231 Posts

Specializes in LTC, Post OP.

i have a long way to go lol, but after i get my ADN or BSN, i want to work in OB while i go to school to get my MSN in midwifery


134 Posts

I know I want to be in NICU. Like Holli, my son was in the NICU. He only lived 5 weeks and died there this June. He had Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and was born with 8 fractures. He should have lived, but started bleeding internally soon after birth and it ultimately damaged his organs.

I know I could relate to the parents well, and I want to do it to honor him, and hopefully help prevent this tragedy from happening to other parents and babies. I am sure I won't change my mind.


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