how many of you have already decided your field

  1. I am just curious how many of you have already decided what you want to be( when you grow up) sorry couldn't resist
    any way what field
    how did you come about the decision
    are you dead set on it
    what is your absolute under no circumstances will you ever touch that line of nursing
    for me it is either prison nurse
    or psychiatric nurse
    I am pretty solid on my decision
    I will never work in ob field ever,I have four healthy lovely children and could not live with the thought that I would be taking care of a child that may not live or their mother did something to damage them for the rest of their life.I would never be able to sleep
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  3. by   kavi

    I definitely want to work in the ER. I've spent so many years in EMS I know it's what I love. I think of it as kind of continuing on to the next step. (Although I still plan to run on the ambulance part time). Adrenaline junkie! that's me!

    I know from trying it that I could not do anything in LTC, it was way to sad. It seemed like everyone reminded me of one of my grandparents. So that probably goes for gerontology too. Prison nursing also sounds kind of grim.

    To start, I know I may have to work where they put me, and I know that will help me gain overall experience. I wouldn't mind trying some areas, especially ICU. But there is no doubt that my heart is in the ER.
  4. by   farmmom
    I too am an adrenline junkie that is why prison nurse or psychiatric nurse sound so appealing to me
    I worked long term as a CNA I loved it but I worked with demetia and althimers (sorry my spelling is horrible but my brain took a break ) lol any way then I worked in a psychiatric facility which is where my love for that came from
    I also have a need to fix things that sometimes can't be fixed I love a really hard mental challenge
  5. by   PennyLane
    I keep switching. Last week it was ICU, before that it was nurse anesthetist, before that it was peds, then oncology. NOW I'm convinced I want to work in the ED or shock trauma. I don't want to do labor and delivery or LTC, either. I'm sorry, but I don't do well with old people. I just don't have the patience or something.
  6. by   Mito
    I am going to work on a general medical floor for two reasons:

    1. this is my primary area of interest

    2. this is where (in my location at least) most of the jobs are

  7. by   peaceful2100
    I know for sure that when I graduate I want to do NICU.

    In a few years after graduation I would love to move to community Nursing and start working on my Master's degree.
  8. by   Mkue
    Right now I'm leaning towards Corrections and/or Psych until I get a BSN, then I'm not sure what I'll do. But Psych is my passion, especially "abnormal"
  9. by   meandragonbrett
    MICU or CVICU....then nurse anesthetist.

  10. by   kimmicoobug
    I know what I want to do. I have my sights set on OB. Ever since I turned 18 and before I had kids, this is what Iwanted to do. After having my daughter, I then enrolled in school with every intention of becoming an OB nurse. I have wavered from time to time as to what I want to do, but that is where my passion is. I absolutely loved having my clinicals there, I loved helping the new moms with breastfeeding (as I have very successfully BF my two). I know that there will be times when babies are unhealthy or ill, as I have already experienced this in the OB setting. During one of my clinicals, a baby died while the woman was in labor. The patient was 41 weeks along. It was a very very sad day for everyone on the floor. But, despite this, this is where I want to spend my career.

    Where I know I can't go is Peds. I have also had the experience of an infant die the weekend following my clinical, and it just broke my heart. I nearly cried just from hearing report on the child.

    I think I have a good chance at getting a job in OB. I have already met the head of OB, I get along well with the staff, and my best friend works in OB and has been spreading the word.
  11. by   Rena RN 2003
    will start in SICU (about an hour one way from home) after graduation and do my RN-BSN track while i work. i will then apply to the only CRNA program in my area and if i get in then it's anesthesia for me. if i don't make it into the CRNA program, i will come closer to home and do ER.

    anesthesia intrigues me. i would love to make it in but i'm not willing to spend 10 years trying for the program.
  12. by   2banurse
    I'm leaning towards OB, specifically mother/baby care. I also plan to continue my education in that same direction.
  13. by   BMS4

    I've also thought about teaching later on down the road.
  14. by   epg_pei
    I have zero experience in health care, but I would like to be able to make a decision as soon as is reasonable. I am just finishing my first semester in a BSN program, and woud like to steer my education along the path that is most beneficial to me for future practice. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!