First off...I am a bright and shiny nursing student who has nothing but optimism about my future career in health care!
With that said, I'm also open-minded and I don't want to make premature decisions about what field I want to enter into before I've had experiences across the board.
For example, I've always thought I would prefer to work primarily with women or children but today in class we discussed perioperative care and I was instantly intrigued!
And now I'm wondering how I will be able to know where I want to go when I graduate. All I've heard is that most new grads should get onto a med/surg floor for at least a year before moving on to another specialty... but will I get a chance to "try something out" before I commit?
And also... any words on perioperative care? It sounds challenging and interesting... but I am a bright and shiny nursing student, what do I know?!