Nursing specialties... any ideas? - page 2
Ok I post this periodically because its fun to see how people change their minds throughout school. I know I've changed my mind 3 or 4 times so far, and I have 2 semesters left to go. So....... Read More
Aug 12, '02Occupation: brand new grad Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 315I want to do OR, hopefully becoming a PA in OR. I just read about doing that in one of my nursing books today and I think it sounds great. Does anyone know much about the tract to get there?
Aug 12, '02Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 677; Likes: 35Diehard future Midwife or Neonatal NP now considering Nurse-Anesthetist carrer...
Aug 12, '02Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 1,032; Likes: 7I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, oops, I mean graduate! As I've been going through my rotations, med/surg is looking better and better to get some much needed experience. (I never thought I would say that.)
Aug 13, '02Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 2,593; Likes: 1,418DET01
I dunno about the PA in the OR. We don't have them. There are also a group of RNs called RNFA, or Registered Nurse First Assistant. They are the ones that harvest veins during cardiovascular cases etc. I think it's 1 year of training post RN but don't take my word on that.
Aug 13, '02Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 7oncology, oncology, oncology... then maybe hospice
Trust me, It's the best! We have the best patients, the best families, the best doctors, and it is an ongoing life and death drama which the faithful nurse plays a key role in.
Aug 13, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 3,725; Likes: 459I am going to stay in Geri until my RN, then maybe travel nursing or surgery...
Can't really say....
Aug 13, '02Occupation: student Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 43; Likes: 1Definately OB/GYN or NICU. I hated the pediatric rotation and loved OB and the OR rotation, although we only got 3 days in surgery, the only thing holding me back from OR is standing in one darn room/place for so long.
Aug 14, '02Occupation: student RN Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 16yep i have changed my mind llike the weather as well but i have narrowed it down to two: cardiology or paramedic.
Aug 14, '02Occupation: nursing student Joined: May '02; Posts: 94; Likes: 2Like everyone else, I keep changing my mind. I have a friend who went into NICU, and she loooooves it, and recommneded it for me. That's been my interest for a while, but...
Since my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer last year, I've gotten to see what a great team Oncology can be. Now, I'm leaning a bit that way.
It'd be heartbreaking, but... Pediatric oncology?
Aug 15, '02Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 896; Likes: 83Hi, I am leaning towards the PEDS or OB side. I want to do Peds or OB in the hospital for a few years then I want to go out into public/community health and do peds or OB out in that area. Then I would like to go to graduate school to become either a Pediatric nurse practitioner, Family nurse practitioner or nurse mid-wife. I am leaning more towards the first 2 though because as a single mom it will be a little hard for me to be on-call during the night and just come at the spur of the moment. So I am definitely thinking more of the pediatric nurse practitioner of family nurse practitioner.
I am keeping my options though. I have my last 3 rotations coming up this semester 1)Med-surg, 2)ICU, 3)Pysch. So you never know what may happen. Make sure you keep all your options open and don't enter a rotation totally close minded.
Aug 15, '02Occupation: run a private group home Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 144Don't you sometimes feel like you're back in high school and wondering what you're going to do when you grow up? lol I wish I had some REAL idea what I wanted to go into..... I can't wait until clinical rotation. I bet it is so awesome! It's so neat to see the enthusiam everyone has for different fields and their reasoning. Wow, ya'll are wonderful!!!