Where do you want to work when you're done w/ school???? - page 2

hello everyone! was just wondering where you would like to work after you get your degree? hospital, ltc....dr office.....and why???? i know i definetly do not want to work in a hospital. i... Read More

  1. by   Skyetropics
    Hospital for sure on this end - Greenville Hospital Sysytem in Greenville SC or St Franics Bon Secours for a while until I leave the upstate.
  2. by   Rosa2Little
    In a setting where I can know my patients outcomes. The one thing that I don't like about the hospital setting is how I care for them a few days and then they are gone. We start discharge planning upon admission. It's such a quick turn-around, and I find that I often wonder whether the care we gave impacted their health long term.

    So... maybe a re-hab hospital, or hospice, community health? I dunno... I've got another year and 1/2. Plenty of time to figure it out.
  3. by   RN1263
    well, i've bounced back and forth w/ this topic alot, but think i'm going to try psych nursing first, if i don't like it i can always switch to something different.

    med/surg is so task oriented and as i move up in my pt. load at clinical i barely have time to ask the necessary questions let alone find out any psychosocial issues they may be having and that bothers me! so, yeh i'm going to try psych!
  4. by   Megsd
    I definitely want to work in a hospital, at least at first. No clue what unit. I am trying to be open minded as much as possible. I think eventually I might like to try home health nursing when I am more confident in my abilities. Eventually I would like to go back for my master's and either be a NP or CNS.
  5. by   slou!
    Oh I forgot to add probably the most important reason I want to become a nurse! I want to either join the Peace Corps, or Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Either one, not sure which yet, or some kind of volunteer work with nursing. This is the most important thing to me, so I really want to do something with that. If I do PC then I will do it right after I graduate, and then if I do MSF I will first gain experience, then do it. Is anyone else interested in this?
  6. by   RNwntaB
    I would like to work at a Hospital....
    I'm leaning towards Nicu, L&D, or Peds....
    I feel so un-easy around elderly people....I know Nicu would be hard, but I KNOW I can love on them & comfort them....
    I guess I know more than likely I'll get to be "elderly" and that stresses me out some....
    My friend keeps telling me that I'll end up in LTC since I'm soooo set against it...She said it usually works out that the one area you were so afraid of ends ups being the are you love the most....
  7. by   marilynmom
    I want to work where I will be the best nurse I can be, and also in an area that I have a lot of passion about.

    Right now, I'm thinking ER or peds. I plan to go back to school for my NP or PA (we happened to have more PA here than NPs) and really am interested in diabetes as well. I have so many interests is my problem!!

    What I like about nursing is if you find yourself in an area that isn't the best fit for you, you can move on to another area. Not too many jobs that offer that.
  8. by   onehusbandsevenkids
    Definately L&D, nursery or NICU eventually, have known since I was a small child thats what I would do.
  9. by   bmoregirl
    i am defintenly going to work at SHOCK TRAUMA IN BALTIMORE. I 've worked in trauma as a tech for about 5 years and i love it .
  10. by   SchoolRN,BSN
    I'm undecided. Hoping clinicals will give me a better idea. I do like the technical stuff, so maybe OR? Or ICU?
  11. by   I RN A
    I'm on my first quater of NS, but I think I would never want to work in outpatient setting. This is so boring. I need an adrenaline rush. I 'm thinking ICU, OR, may be cardiology, ortho. Not sure yet.
  12. by   Kiringat
    I want to go into the Peace Corps, and work med-surg during the 9-12 months it takes for applications to go through.
  13. by   mom2michael
    Started NS with the idea of only being an ER or Flight Nurse and nothing less.....well......2 years later and I'm graduating in 5 weeks and I'm not going to be either...at least for now. I'm going to start on a Medical Cardiac floor which is getting ready to have a step down unit on it as well so my experience is going to be vast and very busy.

    I was one of these that HATED the idea of M/S nursing thru school too.