Advice needed please! I am a 4th year nursing student graduating next April. I have been told that as a new grad I should get a couple of years of general med-surg under my belt before specializing. However, I absolutely love Pediatrics. I have already had a number of placements including at a summer camp for kids with disabilities, at an elementary school and in the hospital (general Peds, Surgical Daycare, PICU & NICU).I have been in contact with the Nursing Manager of Children and Youth in my local health authority over the past couple of years for guidance. We have only talked briefly via email and on the phone but I have done everything I can to get my foot in the door. She has advised me to take my first couple neonatal specialty courses so I can get my final preceptorship in the NICU come January. She also just recently contacted me for an interview next week for a student nurse position in the NICU *hello dream job*. I would be over the moon happy to work in the NICU once I graduate. What do you think??? Should I be specializing so early in my career?