So many fields to choose from!

  1. I begin nursing school in January when I get back to the States. I know it's a bit premature, but I was wondering how in the world to choose a specialty--there are so many! Are there any fields that are short?
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  3. by   Tracy
    Right now there is a shortage of acute care nurses. After you get into the hospital and other settings a certain area may "click" with you. You may decide to go into a ceratain feild for the life style, such as school nursing, to get summers off. Or community nursing because you enjoy the autonomy and working 8-5, M-F. You can also do independant study to explore areas of interest to see if you really enjoy it or not. You do not need to know what field you want to pursue going into school. Keep an open mind and try to get as many experiences as possible.
  4. by   CEN35
    Nurses with experience have started to abandon the clinical setting. They have headed off to case management, the legal field and other simlar situations. This has caused an increased need for clinical nurses in the hospital. To my understanding, these are the following areas of need (in order):

    OR nurse
    ICU nurse
    CCU nurse
    cardiac cath nurse (exp needed)
    ER nurse

    Don't know what else to tell you, other thatn that by time your done with school, finding a job should not be difficult at all.