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    And why?

    Id like to specialize in diabetes. It's always interested me because my friend has type 1 -insulin dependant. I will probably change my mind once I start my course though and when I go on different placements!
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    I'm not quite sure but either dementia or mental health in the elderly. Right now I'd like to end up in a care home/nursing home type of setting, perhaps becoming a manager, but I'm not dead set on anything.

    Nobody I know whos gone into nursing has stuck with what the originally wanted to do so I'm open to changing my mind and may end up loving a completely different area of mental health
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    (Original post by kamc)

    Nobody I know whos gone into nursing has stuck with what the originally wanted to do so I'm open to changing my mind and may end up loving a completely different area of mental health
    Yeah I know that once I do a placement I love I will completely change my mind! lol
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    (Original post by kamc)
    I'm not quite sure but either dementia or mental health in the elderly. Right now I'd like to end up in a care home/nursing home type of setting, perhaps becoming a manager, but I'm not dead set on anything.
    Nobody I know whos gone into nursing has stuck with what the originally wanted to do so I'm open to changing my mind and may end up loving a completely different area of mental health
    this is really good. there are not enough health professionals who have great interest in that area so having someone who is really passionate will make a real difference.


    as for me. i am gonna do adult nursing at uni and maybe specalise in sexual health or retrain to pediatric and work with teenagers and young adults. teenager are complexed creatures and i think it would be really interesting.
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    God knows, its freaking me out i have to think about it soon too, plan elective etc

    At the moment critical care, and working as a CCOT nurse, but may be looking for newly qualified jobs in renal or endocrinology to start me off. I enjoyed cardiac care, and orthopaedics was alright but i found it very frustrating not an area i can see myself taking furthur study at masters, i'm intrigued about my community placement- but not looking forward to dirty houses pluse community nurse jobs at newly qualified are hard to get, i'm dreading care of elderly..
    I enjoyed theatre nursing too, possibly working in recovery may be a consideration- again you need experience! I dont think i'd like to do ITU, seems like theres way to many machines, although HDU after working a few shifts on there i found there was a greater variation in patients, and really found it interesting, plus most patients weren't unconcious lol. POSSIBLY A&E, but it's not all its cracked up to be, and the A&E nurses where i work are kinda stuck up..consider themselves better than the normal ward nurse!
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    God knows, its freaking me out i have to think about it soon too, plan elective etc

    At the moment critical care, and working as a CCOT nurse, but may be looking for newly qualified jobs in renal or endocrinology to start me off. I enjoyed cardiac care, and orthopaedics was alright but i found it very frustrating not an area i can see myself taking furthur study at masters, i'm intrigued about my community placement- but not looking forward to dirty houses pluse community nurse jobs at newly qualified are hard to get, i'm dreading care of elderly..I enjoyed theatre nursing too, possibly working in recovery may be a consideration- again you need experience! I dont think i'd like to do ITU, seems like theres way to many machines, although HDU after working a few shifts on there i found there was a greater variation in patients, and really found it interesting, plus most patients weren't unconcious lol. POSSIBLY A&E, but it's not all its cracked up to be, and the A&E nurses where i work are kinda stuck up..consider themselves better than the normal ward nurse!
    Have you not done the care of elderly yet? I thought most people get that as there first placement? don't dread it!!!!! You will be suprised - I love working with elderly people! some of the stories they tell! So interesting! and I like how they all have various illness' i.e stroke, Alzheimers, catheters, diabetes, cancer, parkinsons - so much you can learn from them!


    You've given me a lot of ideas now!!
    Why did you find the orthopaedics ward fustrating? I was recently a patient in an orthopaedic hospital! didn't seem too bad. But I definitely know I wouldnt like to be a theatre nurse or in recovery eek - after being the patient! but then again I might like it from the other side!

    Whats HDU again?? and CCOT? lol I don't know all the terms yet! :o:
    I've always kinda thought about A&E but I duno if I'd enjoy that or not - really hope I get a placement on that ward!
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    (Original post by Holamigo)
    Have you not done the care of elderly yet? I thought most people get that as there first placement? don't dread it!!!!! You will be suprised - I love working with elderly people! some of the stories they tell! So interesting! and I like how they all have various illness' i.e stroke, Alzheimers, catheters, diabetes, cancer, parkinsons - so much you can learn from them!


    You've given me a lot of ideas now!!
    Why did you find the orthopaedics ward fustrating? I was recently a patient in an orthopaedic hospital! didn't seem too bad. But I definitely know I wouldnt like to be a theatre nurse or in recovery eek - after being the patient! but then again I might like it from the other side!

    Whats HDU again?? and CCOT? lol I don't know all the terms yet! :o:
    I've always kinda thought about A&E but I duno if I'd enjoy that or not - really hope I get a placement on that ward!

    Nope, you have medical, surgical and CofE, and these rotate over 1st and the 1st half of second year, i've had medical and surgical- so am due for CofE in march, although it's an 'acute' placement so i'm secretly hoping i'll get a general medical instead! lol. I've worked with elderly people before- especially the confused on other placements anyway, so won't be anything new, just a bit more social work..Zzzzzzz

    Orthopaedics was just- boring! Its hard to describe, its a very manly area to work in lol it's mostly post-op care too, and thromboprophylaxis, and confused grannies who've had falls!

    HDU is high dependancy and for level 1-2 patients, and CCOT is critical care outreach team who come to asess patients who have a high EWS, and decide furthur treatment or care- whether they need to go to ITU/HDU
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    Haven't started my course yet (not even got a place yet, fingers still crossed waiting for responses) so my ideas are still quite general ones, but sexual health and family planning really interests me, and the idea of eventually making it as a practice nurse definitely appeals, but it's a long way off I know.

    I'm just eager to make a start and start experiencing a bit more
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    I'm starting Children's nursing diploma in September and I'm sure i will change my mind like 15 times hhaa But atm I'm quite interested in Oncology../long term conditions
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    I love working on surgical wards. For now I'd just like an adult registration. However I'd like to qualify as a midwife in the future or possibly specialise in neurology.
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    is there anyone whos not an applicant, or newbie first year?! lol

    we need more current nursing students on tsr..
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    is there anyone whos not an applicant, or newbie first year?! lol

    we need more current nursing students on tsr..

    I know!!

    I have made a few suggestions in TSR room thing about the forum! have a look...
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1179317


    I think it would attract more current student nurses! I wonder why there isn't many on here? but loads on studentnurse.org
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    I've found that all the placements I thought I'd like, Ive hated and vice versa!
    Like I've hated my 2 surgical wards but loved care of the elderly!

    My last placement was in a Diabetes Center with the diabetes nurse specialist and it was the most interesting placement I've had! I absolutely loved it and I learnt so much. It's something that I can apply to patients on any ward too! I never thought I'd be so enthusiastic about it but I've just gotten an essay question choice about the management of hypoglycaemia and I'm actually looking forward to doing it. I'm normally doing things the weekend before the due date! So, if you get the chance, ask to work with a diabetes nurse for a day or two! It's great!
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    is there anyone whos not an applicant, or newbie first year?! lol

    we need more current nursing students on tsr..
    I think they are too busy to come on here when they start the course!
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    (Original post by Anonymous,)
    I think they are too busy to come on here when they start the course!

    lol ********, im in my 2nd year and coping fine!

    It's just a badly unorganised area of tsr, and the similar threads probably put off a lot of current students (its very boring seeing the same 'omg i have an interview tomorrow' threads...)
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    Lol even i'm sick of seeing those threads now! and i'm not even a student yet!
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    (Original post by Holamigo)
    Lol even i'm sick of seeing those threads now! and i'm not even a student yet!

    to quote the woman infront of me in the lecture today


    "some people are just really stupid..." lol

    If they read the first few threads on here- it gives them all the info they need
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    hahaha! We need to change the nursing section! make it more active - I recon their should be a question of the day/ topic of the day or something just to make it more interesting!

    AND people can only talk about interviews in one thread!!
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    (Original post by Holamigo)
    hahaha! We need to change the nursing section! make it more active - I recon their should be a question of the day/ topic of the day or something just to make it more interesting!

    AND people can only talk about interviews in one thread!!

    Like i said i suggested it in AAM MONTHS ago, and got pretty nicely told to go my own way..as no one comes in here

    but why is that- cause its unorganised, disorientated and conflicting info! I'm glad studentnurse.org has its own current nursing students section anyway, and clinical issues- sooo much easier, but even on there on the wannabe nurses its people posting their offers left right and centre, and interviews...why they can't have stickys too i don't know!!
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    There should be an area for links too..things like clinicalskills.net, rcn, nmc, BJN, reflective models, portfolio tools, literature analysis frameworks, theories etc - thinks you use as a student nurse
 
 
 
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