Do you know what area you want to work in?? - page 2

I've been thinking about this for some time now, and i'm wondering if my mind will change once I actually get into nursing school! Do any of you know what area you want to work in, and why? Has... Read More

  1. by   sagelola
    Heidi, I just want to say that you will probably be a wonderful and empathetic NICU nurse...

    And, Holli, your poor little least children are resilient!

    I would like to work in L & D, even though I know it is one of the most popular places to work, and everyone wants to be there! I, too want to be a midwife, and this is something I have wanted for a VERY long time! I think the whole birth experience is a miracle...

    My second choice would be NICU.
  2. by   twarlik
    So glad someone started this thread. I was curious as to what everyone was interested in...
    Personally, I'm really interested in geriatrics or maybe hospice. I just know that I definitely don't want to spend my entire career in a hospital.
  3. by   flaced
    Yes, I know the hospital I want to work in the ICU area while I continue RN to BSN. I choose that hospital just because is very busy, big and creates an environment for learning. Now...depends of them if them hire me.
  4. by   shyne
    Not sure what area I want to go into, but definitely not peds. In the future I do want to become a FNP or PA, so maybe med surg or something similar.
  5. by   PennyLane
    ED or ICU, but I plan on doing a year of Med/Surg first.

    The two areas I know I don't want are L&D and NICU. Seeing those teeny babies on Discovery Health channel makes me nervous, for some reason.
  6. by   SirJohnny
    Am just getting started with pre-reqs. Had A&P 101 final last night. Will start nursing clinicals in June 2004.

    Right now, I say the ICU. Am hoping someday to do travel nursing and later on become a CNRA.

    John Coxey
  7. by   RNinRubySlippers
    I plan on doing a tear in med-surg first, and then either getting a speciality in Oncology or NICU..I know-they are qiute different from one another!
  8. by   marci3335
    When I first started this venture I was sure I wanted to be in L&D. Since then I've lost my stepmom to colon cancer. Now I'm considering Oncology. I really really really think I would do well there. I think I will be able to console families on death and dying better now that I've gone through it myself. Plus, I'm very interested in the physiology of cancer and the chemotherapy.

    I'm keeping an open mind though. If another department grabs at me during clinicals, then I'm definitely open to change.

    Great thread!
  9. by   kaitlynsmomma
    I am not really sure where I want to work. I am waiting to go through clinicals and see if that'll help me decide. The areas that really interest me are Pediatrics, PICU, L&D, NICU, ED and ICU.

    I too have a baby who was in the NICU. She was in for three weeks. She was born not breathing and bluish gray in color, and was totally limp, making no effort to try and breathe on her own. She is now 14 months old, can't roll, crawl, walk, smile, laugh, etc......has numerous seizures throughout the day, has a g-tube because she won't take anything orally ( she never learned to suck a bottle) and has just recently been diagnosed with Cp. So I also feel as though I would be able to relate to some of the parents in NICU if I were to work there.
  10. by   iliel
    Med/Surg, OR for a year, then off to be a ANP.
  11. by   PJMommy
    Good thread. I originally was absolutely sure I wanted to work in Peds or NICU. However, after my clinicals in those areas, I was absolutely sure I did NOT want to work in those areas. It was just too emotionally difficult for me -- I commend those who have the ability to do these specialities every day.

    With only semester left and my preceptorship fast approaching...I am fairly certain I want to head to ER, with ICU as second choice. Unless I can really wow someone, I'll likely need to spend a year in med/surg first....
  12. by   lunakat
    Definetly ER, love the rush.
  13. by   maire
    Originally posted by AnnasmomRNtobe
    I know I want to be in NICU. Like Holli, my son was in the NICU. He only lived 5 weeks and died there this June. He had Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and was born with 8 fractures. He should have lived, but started bleeding internally soon after birth and it ultimately damaged his organs.

    I know I could relate to the parents well, and I want to do it to honor him, and hopefully help prevent this tragedy from happening to other parents and babies. I am sure I won't change my mind.


    (((((Heidi))))) I am so sorry for your loss, words cannot begin to express...

    I am mainly interested in OB/L&D and NICU. That's where my heart is.