Still don't know what kind of nursing I want to do

  1. Hi all,

    I'm graduating next May (RN) and I still have no idea what kind of nursing I want to do.

    I don't like peds, I like geriatrics, but I also like ICU: cardio and neuro. I've never tried outpatient, or ER.

    Did anyone have a strong feeling when they graduated, as to what they wanted to do?

    Should I work Med-surg for a year, will that give me any direction?

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   Fraujacobs
    You sound just like me! I also graduate in May from a RN program and am completely at a loss as what to choose.

    Just wanted you to know that you are not alone! :icon_hug:
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Med-Surg may give you direction, but also realize that this is October, and May is a little over 7 months away, and a lot can happen in 7 months.

    Clinical is a good time to see what you may like or not like, and may help you figure out what you might like to get into. Some people have a lightbulb moment of "Oh yeah i wanna do this" and some make take a few years and a few jobs to find what they like.

    I had plans for med-surg from the beginning of nursing school, and yet when i did my OR rotation, i instantly knew that's what i wanted to do instead, so i applied for a job there and that was 3 months before graduation.