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Still don't know what kind of nursing I want to do

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by Elle.p.enn Elle.p.enn (Member) Member

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Hi all,

I'm graduating next May (RN) and I still have no idea what kind of nursing I want to do.

I don't like peds, I like geriatrics, but I also like ICU: cardio and neuro. I've never tried outpatient, or ER.

Did anyone have a strong feeling when they graduated, as to what they wanted to do?

Should I work Med-surg for a year, will that give me any direction?

Thanks in advance!

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You sound just like me! I also graduate in May from a RN program and am completely at a loss as what to choose.

Just wanted you to know that you are not alone! :confused: :icon_hug:

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Marie_LPN, RN is a LPN, RN and specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

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Med-Surg may give you direction, but also realize that this is October, and May is a little over 7 months away, and a lot can happen in 7 months.

Clinical is a good time to see what you may like or not like, and may help you figure out what you might like to get into. Some people have a lightbulb moment of "Oh yeah i wanna do this" and some make take a few years and a few jobs to find what they like.

I had plans for med-surg from the beginning of nursing school, and yet when i did my OR rotation, i instantly knew that's what i wanted to do instead, so i applied for a job there and that was 3 months before graduation.

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