What is your specialty?

  1. Hey everyone! I plan on starting nursing school in 05 (hubby is in navy and we are moving a lot right now). My dh is a physician who is going to specialize in Emergency Medicine. I thought I might like to do that but since joining this board I realize that there are so many different areas to specialize in. So my question is what is your specialty and what do you like or dislike about it?
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    About sonja24

    Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 56
    Registered Nurse
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Emergency Department

    18 Comments

  3. by   IamRN
    sicu...the only dislike is having to deal w/md's and nurses w/bad attitudes. other than that i love the pace, the learning and the patients and the scheduling (three 12 hour shifts...hopefully going to two 12 hrs and one eight).
  4. by   ?burntout
    right now i am a pulmonary nurse. been on this particular unit for almost 4 years...
    i like the people i work with...and the docs (most of them anyway). but the only thing i am really sick of is the copd patients we have that keep smoking and will not stop and are admitted and readmitted hundreds of times.
  5. by   *Peanut*Vennie*
    I work on a Med Surg/Oncolgy/Ortho-Neuro unit. Im a new nurse, so Ive got to see and do a whole lot, even in my 8 months there. I dont know if youd consider this unit a specialty, but its a whole lotta everything!
  6. by   dianah
    Cath Lab. Worked 21 yr in a Radiology Dept where we did EVERYTHING (including Cardiac Cath), but now have scaled down to exclusively Cath Lab. Always surprises here and there!
  7. by   Ortho_RN
    Well I am a new RN and I am working on an Orthopedic floor. I love the staff, most of the patients (except the whiney men)

    I hate... The high nurse to patient ratio on nights.. One RN can carry up to 13 by herself
  8. by   P_RN
    Ortho for over 20 years. Good for the knowledge and skills, bad for the body. It's no longer "all that traction" as some would think.
  9. by   kimmicoobug
    I just graduated in June and work in med-surg and sort of on call for the OB department. I do think med-surg is a specialty in itself. We have peds, onco, surg and med, tele, and stepdowns.
  10. by   bunrab
    ortho, 10 years. fell in love during nsg school, two ortho rotations and as a float cna when i'd ask to float to the ortho unit. discovered during school that i like surgery better than medicine and that respiratory (trachs, sputum, mucous) is my downfall. i wear my skeleton earrings all year long, proudly, not just at halloween.
  11. by   NHLPN
    Family Practice. I love it!
  12. by   unknown99
    Ortho and rehab, all the way!!!
  13. by   MandyInMS
    Med/Surg victim here...seems of late my 'specialty' is trying to keep geri-psych pts from climbing out of bed and listening to family gripe when I don't have more than 2 hands.......sorry, bad day
    Last edit by MandyInMS on Feb 26, '04 : Reason: spelling
  14. by   Tweety
    Quote from MandyInMS
    Med/Surg victim here...seems of late my 'specialty' is trying to keep geri-psych pts from climbing out of bed and listening to family gripe when I don't have more than 2 hands.......sorry, bad day
    Hugs....that is definately a specialty in my eyes.


    Med-Surg nurse here as well, currently doing medical-telemetry/medical. I've done neuro-med surg and neuro-intermediate as well, and trauma-med surg.

    Med-surg is where it's at for me right now. It takes instinct, excellent assessment skills, and the patients are really really sick. I've got my certification in med-surg!

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