Poll: What area would you like to work in when you graduate? - page 3

I'm sure I'll decide once I start clinicals, but I'm thinking either OR or oncology. Or possibly becoming a lactation nurse or a school nurse. One of the perks of nursing: SO many choices! :spin:... Read More

  1. by   theblondeone
    Should have added, I graduate with ADN "RN" in 5 weeks.
  2. by   leslieRN2B
    Got a job in the ED while precepting there in Feb. Can't believe I have only 3 1/2 weeks left until finals!!!!!!! :hatparty:
  3. by   Mithrah
    I am going to become a neonatal ICU nurse.

    There are almost 60 students in my class and I've found that about 80% of the students want to work in either ICU (includes adult, neuro, pediatric, and neontal), L&D, or ER.
  4. by   maire
    Mother/baby --> NICU is my goal, but I must say that Psych nursing is really pulling at me...
  5. by   Havin' A Party!
    Med-Surg for a year.

    Then cardiac unit.

    Then, perhaps, management.
  6. by   LadyT618
    I've always loved L&D, but went to NICU on Wednesday and it wasn't too bad, so that's a possibility and also, I've always had a love of forensics. A couple years ago, found out you can combine forensics and nursing, so I just might do that.
  7. by   klone
    Quote from gwenith
    What I am saying is - don't focus on the most popular like SICU or L&D look at some of the out- of - the - limelight specialties they too have an awful lot to offer.
    I'm not choosing L&D because it's "in the limelight." I'm choosing it because I'm already a damn good lactation consultant, with a lot to offer any L&D ward. Our hospital does not currently have a lactation consultant and they refer all complicated cases to me already. So this is just an extension of what I'm already doing anyway, and WANT to do for the rest of my life. You might say it's been decided for me by fate or whatever.

    If it wasn't for that, I would probably want to go into Oncology.
  8. by   PennyLane
    I have a better idea of where I DON'T want to work:

    Peds/PICU/NICU/L&D/Psych --

    I can't decide between ED, ICU, or Oncology. And yes, I'm considering a burn unit. We have a good burn center at Hopkins and I'm thinking of doing a 'share day' to see what it's like.
  9. by   wannabebabyRN
    Well Baby Nursery Or L&d First, But Then After Have Some Experience Wanna Go To Nicu-its Been A Passion Of Mine To Work On Babies For A Long Time
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    There's no way i could handle Peds. I love little kids, but the parents would drive me nuts.
  11. by   sagelola
    Well, a couple of weeks ago I had a clinical day in NICU. It was boring. The nurses were sitting around gossiping almost the whole time. Of course this was just at the community hospital and not at the children's hospital...but I think I want more action.

    I had my first ped. patient yesterday. I can now safely say, I don't want to work in peds. I have three children of my own, and they are enough to deal with.

    I want to work in L&D. I have wanted this for 10 years, and it is the whole reason WHY I got into nursing in the first place. That is where my passion is. I want to eventually be a midwife.

    It amazes me that so many of the young girls in my class want to go in to L&D, too. They have no experience in it whatsoever (in a majority of the cases), so I'm not quite sure why they want to go there.
  12. by   klone
    Sagelola - are you, by chance, a Diana Gabaldon fan?
  13. by   maire
    klone - That's what I thought when I saw her signature. Jamie's clan motto! LOL!