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What area of nursing should I choose?

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Hello all,

which area of the hospital do you enjoy and why?

n87934

Specializes in ER.

Hello all,

which area of the hospital do you enjoy and why?

ER.

Fast pace, never boring, challenging but not overwhelming, great team, different patients every shift (except for the frequent flyers)

optimist

Has 3 years experience.

Does it have to be hospital?? I personally prefer LTC (tried Med/Surg and it wasnt for me) In LTC you have the opporitunity to get to know your patients on a personal level and maybe contribute to bettering what time they have left on Earth

OttawaRPN

Specializes in acute care med/surg, LTC, orthopedics. Has 5 years experience.

Does it have to be hospital?? I personally prefer LTC (tried Med/Surg and it wasnt for me) In LTC you have the opporitunity to get to know your patients on a personal level and maybe contribute to bettering what time they have left on Earth

I have to say... LTC is the least favourite for me. Mostly because of the bureaucratic bullcr@p but also because I was losing many of my skills.

Oh yeah, this thread is about most favourite... so far it's orthopedics, but I have been known to change my mind. :uhoh3:

littlemammanurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in PP, Pediatrics, Home Health.

I loved Maternal Child when I did my pregrad placement!I am still trying to specialize and get a job in that area!But I am working as a foot care RPN and I LOVE it!

himilayaneyes

Specializes in Critical Care/Coronary Care Unit,.

I personally love ICU. You get to take care of the sickest patients...patients that actually need you...some patients aren't that sick and just treat you like a maid....in the ICU, they actually do need you. There's always something new to learn, never bored. You actually have to think to take care of your patients (critical thinking to put the whole clinical picture together...i.e., noticing the 100 pt drop in platelets before it becomes abnormal). Also love the low patient load...2 pts.

royhanosn

Specializes in psych, general, emerg, mash.

Why would you want to become a nurse! dont write..I am compassionate or other BS.

sit down with someone you trust and will not give you the typical pump up story.

there are high and lows in every profession. With nursing you can travel overseas.

in nurse school, you are assigned for different areas of nursing, different areas. this will get your feet wet, then YOU decide.

hcox1975, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, SICU,RNICU. Has 2 years experience.

ICU. You use all your skills and learn even more skills. Plus you only have 1-2 patients.