Well we all know that as nurses there are a bunch of fields to get into. Personally the field I originally intended to be in is not my passion after completing school… I originally started nursing school to be in oncology through my schooling though I fell in love with mental health. What area of work are you in and what makes you have a passion for it?
I have been a nurse for 49 years! I have always encouraged new students to begin their careers in Med-Surg, where they’ll learn about the chronic conditions that will affect patients in all other specialties - i.e. diabetes. After at least 2-3 years there, she/he can then specialize. A fairly new and growing area to consider is IDD nursing - Intellectually Delayed/Disabled children or adults. I now work with IDD adults. Nurses in this field work M-F days ONLY. Check it out.
I DECIDED NURSING WAS FOR ME NOT ONLY FROM A FRIEND, BUT ALSO VOLUNTEERING AT BGH IN BUFFALO. I FOUND I LOVED WORKING WITH THE NURSES, PATIENTS AND OTHER PEOPLE. I TOO HAVE BEEN A NURSE OVER 30 YEARS, AND I AGREE TO TELL YOUNG STUDENTS AND NURSES TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND GET MED-SURG OR ICU/CCU EXPERIENCE BEFORE STARTING WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO. THIS WILL GIVE YOU BACK UP IN CASE SAY YOU LIKE GERIATRICS BUT IT TURNS OUT NOT FOR YOU. NOW, YOU HAVE SKILLS TO FALL BACK ON.