Well,I have to agree with the last post. When I was a new grad, I didn't know what I wanted to specialize in either! I went for a med/surg position because I thought it would be a good starting point. (Boy, was I right). It was a valuable foundation! Just pick something that interests you and try it out. You can always change specialties later.As a new grad, you need the practical experience.No matter where you work... be it med/surg, long term care, OB, clinic, etc.-you will learn a lot. I think I learned more on my first year med/surg than I did in several years of nursing school! ;-)
Also,I couldn't help but notice your comment about "going from LPN to RN to PA." (My goodness-how insulting!) Oops! Don't you mean, "going from LPN to RN to NP?" Ha ha. (Now that's my bias showing!) PAs have their place,too, but I think the NP role has it all- a bit of medicine mixed w/ the human caring of nursing. Please don't get caught up in the game of "alphabet soup, " where you try to bolster your self esteem with various degrees and credentials to flash at your coworkers and associates. Instead, focus that energy on being the best LPN (or RN or whatever)you can be and strive to become more educated, caring, and clinically proficient.You will be worth your weight in gold and have the respect of your patients, healthcare staff, and improve your self esteem to boot! Good luck in your job search. You will find your niche with time.Please let us know how it goes.