I am an LPN student and only a few months away from graduation. I have been making the rounds in clinicals and have liked just about every area I've been in. I plan to go on to RN and then possibly APN. There are lots of places to cxhoose from (if they're hiring, of course). So, my question is which job should I try to get first. I've heard that so places (nursing homes) pay better but you lose some of the skills you learned because you mostly pass meds. I've heard med surge is the way to go because it keeps your skills fresh but the hours are sometimes less than desirable. Specialty areas sound like a lot of fun and pay a little better, but are you at risk of not being broad enough to go further later? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.