People trying to persuade you out of your field

  1. Has anyone ever had a friend or family member try to persuade them to switch fields in Nursing?

    After finally getting a comprehensive maternity/L+D experience, I decided I love it. Absolutely love it more than any other clinical rotation I've had thus far. In talking with my aunt at Thanksgiving (who's in a Boston OR), she said right out to me "well, I'm going to try my hardest to persuade you to change. You could get ICU easily."

    Um, yeah. No. :spin: I've had this happen so often with older family members or family friends. Whenever I mention L+D I get the eye rolls. Am I missing something here, do they think I'm in the honeymoon phase of it?
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    About evilolive07, BSN, RN

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  3. by   Tweety
    Most of my family is clueless as to what I do, so it doesn't happen to me at all.

    Just smile and tell them you're very happy right now.