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:balloons: Hi :balloons:

My name is Kristin, Im planing on going into the nursing field after HS (I just started my senior year) However, I am unclear on what specialization I want to pursue. Can anyone give me a little bit of info on this specialization...what you do...ect....and whatever info you can provide that would be helpful?

:) Thanks! :)

Kristin

carachel2

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:balloons: Hi :balloons:

My name is Kristin, Im planing on going into the nursing field after HS (I just started my senior year) However, I am unclear on what specialization I want to pursue. Can anyone give me a little bit of info on this specialization...what you do...ect....and whatever info you can provide that would be helpful?

:) Thanks! :)

Kristin

Congrats on doing the research and for choosing such a wonderful, well paying and flexible field. My best advice is that most nursing schools don't make you choose. They give you a broad background and a variety of clinical experiences so you can make a choice after graduation from nursing school. Heck, I've switched specialties three times since being an RN...that is the beauty of the career.

suzanne4, RN

26,410 Posts

Welcome to Allnurses.com....... :Melody:

You do not have to make any type of decision until you get close to graduation. In the US, you are required to get what we call a generalist training, some of almost everything. You will get clinical rotations in almost every area, except the Neonatal ICU, and most programs do not offer full OR rotations. Other than that, you will get to see most areas.

Good luck with your future schooling............ :)

kristin0421

4 Posts

Thanks y'all! I guess I should just enjoy the ride then?

Kristin

definitely enjoy the ride. you will see and do much before you have to make a decision on which area to work. do not go in with a preconceived idea about what you are going to do. gather as much from each area taught by your school and make up your mind from there.

welcome.

Billiegirl

20 Posts

First off you have a long time to make up your mind. For all you know the ER may be the best place for you or it could be the worst. I found my niche' when I was a volunteer (It helped I worked on an ambulance :rolleyes: :redlight: ). You may see if a hospital/ambulance around you has a volunteer program, so you have a heads up before clinicals. I started out as a volunteer, I'm a pre-nursing student, a NA in my ER, and someday I will be a flight nurse. If you decide nursing is right for you there is no limit to your specialty. Good luck!

ImaERtraumaRN

50 Posts

When I started nursing school I just KNEW I wanted to work in Mother/Baby. Then I changed my mind to Labor and Delivery. THEN I changed my mind to NICU. When I graduated in May I took a job in the ED and love EVERY minute of it and it is a "fit" for me so far. So you might change your mind several times before you graduate. And the good thing about nursing is that if you get bored or burned out doing one thing there is ALWAYS something else new and exciting to do.

AtlantaRN, RN

763 Posts

Specializes in Med Surg, Hospice, Home Health.

I have 9 years experience and have done everything except labor and delivery (sucking chest wound isn't a problem, woman in unrelieved pain makes me nearly pass out!). I float all over my hospital and i absolutely LOVE IT. That is why nursing school gives you all areas of experience, you don't have to choose one. Work for a while and see what you like. ER is interesting, fast paced, task oriented; whereas oncology you have time with patients and get to know them and their families...

Atlantarn

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