Pediatric or Adult Nursing for New Grad - page 2

I will be graduating in December 2005 and am very interested in pediatric nursing. I am living near a top notch pediatric facility and I'm sure if I worked there, I would get a lot of really good... Read More

  1. by   Race Mom
    Dang, you're good! Congrats to you!

    Please keep us updated, since I am interested in following in your footsteps. My major compassion is with the kids! I can communicate so easily and love to listen to their stories!

    So happy for you!!!!!!!!!

    :hatparty: :hatparty:


  2. by   LIZ_RN
    hi.. im a soon to be Pediatric Nurse.. im still havin my orientation right now... well I cant wait to hit the floor... its a bit scary to work with kids but I know I'll love it... i hope you'll enjoy your future job aswell.. GOOdluck!
  3. by   Flicker of Hope
    Wow, Liz that is great. Good luck with your new job and good luck in your nursing career.
  4. by   LIZ_RN
    thanks... :hatparty: :hatparty: Flicker
  5. by   frpeho
    Go for what you like!
    Pedi RN 25 years, RN & Lactation Consultant
  6. by   Grace592
    Hi everyone! I am interviewing for a pediatric home care position tomorrow. I am a new LPN grad, and did an adult med/surg rotation at a small local hospital. I lasted 11 weeks with a full pt load, but it wasn't my cup of tea. I worked in a pediatric unit as an unit coordinator for 6 years and have three teenage boys, and love children. I received alot of experience, but the adult med/surg world wasn't for me. I handled it, but my heart wasn't in it. I am looking forward to this experience, I want hospital pediatrics, it's what I know, but until I get into to RN program(which in mass. is difficult even with my gpa, experience and age), I am praying this is the job for me. Children see life through fresh eyes everyday, even when they are sick, they amaze me. Children are really gifts from God, I can't imagine myself working in any other area(except for the LPN to RN). Wish me luck!

  7. by   Room2Move

    Best of luck to you, although I don't think you'll need it. It sounds like you have what it takes to be a fantastic pedi nurse. When I tell people that I'm going to do pediatric nursing, many of my classmates say, "I could never so that." And I think, why would I want to do anything else?
  8. by   GooeyRN
    Life is too short to not do what you love!