Finding the best fit

by Lorrie90 Lorrie90 (New) New

I am currently a new grad RN who bridged from LPN. I have 6 years experience; the areas I worked are geriatrics, corrections and substance abuse/some psych. I am not sure what area of nursing I want to be in. Does anyone have any advice on how to find the area that best fits?

Davey Do

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years). Has 43 years experience. 1 Article; 9,893 Posts

Welcome to, Lorrie90!

Having been an LPN who transitioned to RN and experience in the same areas, also ER, med/surg and others, I find geriatric psych to be the best choice. There's just enough medical to keep my basic skills honed with psych being out front.

Good luck to you in your endeavor!

NurseCard, ADN

Specializes in Med/Surge, Psych, LTC, Home Health. Has 13 years experience. 2 Articles; 2,845 Posts

Wellll.... geriatric psych, like Davey Do said, might be a good fit for you.

Where do you see yourself working? What area?


426 Posts

I was an LPN who transitioned to an RN. During school I found that I was drawn to critical care. However, when I graduated I was too intimidated by it to attempt to start out as a new RN in critical care so I applied to med surg jobs instead. What I really wanted was to get some hospital experience since this was never an option for me as an LPN. After 1 year on a neuro/ortho floor I transferred to critical care and now I can't picture myself doing anything else.

What were you most interested in during school?



Specializes in Cardiac (adult), CC, Peds, MH/Substance. Has 8 years experience. 754 Posts

It's hard to make suggestions if I don't know what you did or didn't like about your previous positions, clinical rotations, hobbies, cats, or late night TV preferences.