1. hi,

    I am going to be taking a diploma in nursing this june/july. What are the fields that you would recomend me to join as a male nurse. I am totally new to nursing.......

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    Joined: Mar '03; Posts: 5
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  3. by   altomga
    Choosing a field is a personal decision. Most people would say med-surg to get your feet wet and to get a good background. I personally do work in medicine and thought I would never do that, but it's where I started and I love it (god knows why) What did you like in school? What are you craving to learn more about? And remember, if you don't like what you choose you can always move to another floor!
    Good luck making your decision...I know I wasn't much help.
  4. by   delirium
    I agree its a personal decision. Once you start clinicals, you'll learn what you like and what you dislike. If you're like me, you'll learn by process of elimination.

    I never want to do THAT and I know I hated doing THAT and this rotation was AWFUL...
  5. by   Glad2behere
    A lot of us guys like the critical care stuff. Take delerium's advice, though try to separate what you like from the people you like that made that clinical a good experience. Good coworkers or instructors can make something you don't really care for seem great, and bad ones can leave you feeling a distaste for one you could really like. A good indicator would be what areas you find yourself studying more intensely in comparison to those you just want to make it through.
  6. by   delirium
    That's true, and I didn't think of it that way. If you look at it didactically... there are things I studied enough to pass the exam (like obstetrics, or diabetes), and there are things I studied intensely, for my own interest (like oncology, burns, pediatric cardiac anomalies... ok I'm a weirdo... can we move on?).

    I've noticed a lot of guys in CCU, ER, etc., but be true to yourself, and do what you enjoy.
  7. by   zaxh81
    okkk... is there any guy here who is willing to share ur experience in your choosen fields. Is it as what u expected it to be.
  8. by   BadBird
    When I was in school I thought I would hate cardiac it ended up being my favorite field. There are so many specialities and different work experiences . I suggest you just take one clinical at a time, give each your best and decided for yourself, you may be suprised at your choice just as I was. I have worked with some wonderful male nurses in the critical care areas, also know of some that just love orthpedics and telemetry.