Published Jul 1, 2005
I've been noticing everyone saying "I want to be a L&D nurse" etc...
I'm curious how you actually get to do this? Do you just hope you get accepted for one of these positions after graduation? Do you "emphasis" on one area while in school??
I am interested in Peds and/or Cardiology nursing in a hospital... but I just wasn't sure if you got to pick, or just hoped for a job?
I've been noticing everyone saying "I want to be a L&D nurse" etc...I'm curious how you actually get to do this? Do you just hope you get accepted for one of these positions after graduation? Do you "emphasis" on one area while in school??I am interested in Peds and/or Cardiology nursing in a hospital... but I just wasn't sure if you got to pick, or just hoped for a job?
I have heard of new grads getting hired into specialty areas. Personally, I think that I will either start out in Peds (depends on how much I love my peds clinical rotation), ICU, ER or Med-surg. Im not sure what specialty I will like the most so that is partly why I would like to do ICU, ER or Med Surg, so that I can see a little bit of everything, then i'm hoping something will "just click" as it usually does for me, and I will know what direction I would like to go in. :) I know for sure that I don't want to do L&D! Maybe i'm one of the few! who knows where i'll end up, im just kinda waiting to see what opportunities arise..i guess just "goin with the flow" :) hope that helped:) I do know several students who seem to know right away where they want to go...but if you don't thats ok!! Im sure you will find your niche:)
Many have decided on one specific area and that was their goal, and once they began working in that area, they found that there was something that they liked better. Don't limit yourself while you are in school, and keep your eyes and ears open to everything. :)
Good luck with your schooling...................
Thank you so much :)
I figured I would decide through experiance! I'm a go with the flow type of person...
I am having problems in deciding which nursing field would suit me. I wouldnt mind if there was like nursing field quiz to do
Tweety, BSN, RN
You have to rotate a lot of areas in school. Sometimes you don't have a choice, but they are all usually good experiences. Good luck in all that you do.
twinmommy+2, ADN, BSN, MSN
One of the specialties I always wanted was NICU and I just got a job offer after an interveiw for the NICU I wanted. YOu have to search around and see who takes in new grads in the field you want. If you just hope for any job, you may be unhappy with what you get.
wonderbee, BSN, RN
A lot of students are working as techs and nursing assistants through school. It's common to be offered jobs as grad nurses on whatever unit you happen to be working when you get close to graduation. It stands to reason that if you know what specialty you want to go in, be working in that unit at the hospital you want to work in during your last semester. I call it the back door welcome. It's not going to work for me because I'm moving out of state.
I had no clue what field I wanted to work in but during our clinical rotations I learned about the different areas of nursing and figured out that Mental Health nursing was for me. I just really really liked it and I just knew that it would be were I would work.
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