field of specialty - page 2
Since I am only a yr away from getting into the nursing program I noticed that Im asked quite often by people what field do I plan to work in....did any of you know what you were going to do before... Read More
Jan 4, '03Occupation: ED RN Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 2,475; Likes: 25Gosh, just reading over these posts it reaffirms my decision to go into nursing in the first place. The possibilities are truly staggering. Yay nurses!
Jan 4, '03Occupation: Nurse Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 12,715; Likes: 2Originally posted by Mel D
Gosh, just reading over these posts it reaffirms my decision to go into nursing in the first place. The possibilities are truly staggering. Yay nurses!
Jan 5, '03Occupation: registered nurse Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,083; Likes: 14it seems very few people end up working in the area they thought they would when they started out. I never wanted to do OB /L&D but look where i am at now
just keep an open mind and wait until you get out to decide.do not lock in on one area and miss something you would truely love to do.
good luck to you all
Jan 5, '03Joined: ; Posts: n/aI pretty much wanted to work on every unit I trained on! (except maybe rehab...too slow for me!). My first love was Hospice and I did work in Hospice for several years and it was a perfect match for me. I lived in a rural area then with few options and was not close to a large hospital. I live in a large city now have done several things since then. I am now planning to go to NICU in a couple of months after I complete a research project I am currently working on. NICU was also a strong interest of mine in school but the closest unit was just too far away. As others have said, keep an open mind and just expect that you may work in several different areas during your career and that is one of the glorious things about nursing! Good luck......