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Future Graduate Unsure of What Speciality to Choose

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by futureRN33 futureRN33 (New) New Nurse Student

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I am a nursing student who plans to graduate this May. I am wanting to hear what specialties are best for new graduates. I went into nursing wanting to form relationships with my patients and give them compassionate care where they really feel appreciated and taken care of during their stay. I have been considering applying for ICU, progressive care, or L&D positions as I see these are great areas to form relationships with patients and/or their families. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am a pretty calm person who likes to be in control of my situations. I am just at a loss of where the best place to start is. Thank you in advance. 

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NICU Guy has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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My entire career has been NICU, so I can't speak for other specialties. There is definitely time to develop relationships with patients and families in the NICU. Some babies are born at 24 weeks gestation, which means they will be in the NICU for 4 months. You have the potential to build a good relationship with those families. 

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It's  commendable to have clear goals in life. Better that than vague,  "whatever????...I don't know" plans.

But you may  need to just apply for whatever positions acute care hospitals in your area are offering new grads.

Get your foot in the door even if it's not an ideal job.  Keep an open mind. There are 100's of different nursing opportunities once you have some job experience on your resume. 

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I've worked L&D and if you like to be in control it might not be the area for you...

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