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Sarah Travis

You can narrow it down with a few questions:
1) What type of age do you like to work with? Kids? Older adults? Babies?
2) What area interests you? Cancer? Critical Care? Basic medical/surgical?
3) What part of physiology are you interested in? Cardiac? Pulmonary? Neuro? GI?
4) What is you ultimate goal? Anesthesia? Nurse practitioner? Teaching? Research?

What is so cool about nursing, is that if you aren't satisfied with where you are or you seek something different...you can change!!

Here is an example:
I knew I wanted to be a nurse. I liked working with the most critical patients in emergency situations. I prefer to work with adults. I am interested in the cardiac system. I worked as a tech in the ER for a while to get a taste to make sure that's what I wanted. Also, my ultimate career goal was CRNA (certified registered nurse anesthetist) which requires ICU experience. Thus, I chose adult coronary intensive care unit.

Answered 8 years ago

Sarah Travis