Feel free to chime in. What was your first nursing experience like? What specialties or kinds of places did you begin this rewarding career? Ive loved the amazing nursing has lead me too. I began in pediatrics. I have had the opportunity to watch and help my patients grow over the years. That has been very rewarding. My first child I cared for had a rare cardiac anomaly and seeing her battle through the surgeries and her strokes that resulted from a couple of heart surgery was very rewarding and inspired me into pediatrics and cardiology.