favorite assignment?

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I'm a first-year nursing student and am getting very excited about actually getting to apply my emerging craft some day. And I was wondering; from what I can tell so far there are dozens of excellent areas to specialize in and many seem to be very rewarding - but - if you are already working as a nurse, what has been your favorite assignment so far? What really turned you on? In what setting do you get lots of variety and new learning?

Thank for any responses.



262 Posts

Specializes in MDS coordinator, hospice, ortho/ neuro.

I liked Ortho, loved Hospice but could only handle doing that for a couple of years ( worked on a really intense in-patient hospice unit), love doing the MDS.


1,277 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care/ICU.

I absolutely LOVE critical care. An assignment that keeps me on my toes and alert all 12 hours of my night is what I thrive on. When there's a really sick patient that requires 2+ nurses and doctors in the room constantly it really makes me feel like a part of a very important team. Nothing beats it especially when the night results in a stable patient.

The part of critical care I don't like is when patients become chronic IUC'ers. It's so sad. For this reason, I'm also beginning to look into hospice nursing.


45 Posts

I just love ER and clinic nursing....it keeps me on my toes and I am always learning something new....Ruthie


10 Posts

I work Orthopedics right now, don't mind it, but it is not my passion. When I was a nursing student, I had a clinical on a floor that was just labeled "medical unit" I really loved it there, I saw so many different cases, got to be involved in small procedures done in the rooms, I was always busy, but not overwhelmed. I really learned a lot and felt that I really got to apply what I learned in nursing school to actual patient situations!

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