What is the best nursing career for somebody who is book smart? I have been told that I am intelligent but am more book smart than practical. I have my MSN in nursing leadership and management (4.0 GPA) but was miserable in management positions. I currently am interning in the OR and love learning about pathophysiology and various types of surgery, although I have been told that I am intellectual but have trouble seeing and coordinating the entire picture. I am detail oriented and very task oriented, but have been told that this is hurting me because I need to act more quickly and think outside of the box. I am trying to figure out where in nursing I would excel and am feeling very frustrated. Please advise! Thank you!