Nurses reveal their secret specialty wish list

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We’re sure you love your job, patients and coworkers. But let’s just put all of that aside for a minute and play a game of Let’s Pretend.

Let’s pretend you could work anywhere in healthcare as a nurse. It doesn’t matter how many years you’ve been practicing, how much experience you have or what kind of certifications you’ve earned. What specialty would you choose?

We asked the nurses on the Scrubs Mag Facebook page what specialty they’d choose if they could work any specialty (other than their own), and here are just a few of the responses we received.

“The OR as a scrub nurse!” —Kara O.

“I work the ER and love it. But if I could change, I would be a nurse midwife who does home deliveries.” —Nancy G.

“I’m a telemetry nurse, but would love to try postpartum!” Tammy R.

“I’m currently a cardiac surgical nurse (my dream!!!), but if I ever had to switch, I’ve thought about CICU, trauma or flight nursing.” Rachel S.

“I currently work in pediatrics and teach in a practical nursing program, but I would like to teach at a university.” —Wanda R.

“I’m a CVSU nurse, but would love to work with oncology patients.” Didi N.

“I would return to hospice.” —Daphne S.

“I’ve done med/surg for over 25 years. Maybe surgery.” —Pam V.

“I am a psych nurse, but would like to do surgery.” —Molly S.

“Would love to be a military front-line nurse.” —Robin L.

“Hospice or women’s health clinic. Currently in critical care.” —Diane T.

“I’m a surgery circulator, and the only other place I’d like to try would be the ER.” Teresa F.

“Would love to give pre-op, PACU or post-op a try.” —Renee H.


Now it’s your turn. Are you completely, madly, deeply in love with your specialty and wouldn’t trade it for anything?

Or…would you consider another specialty if given the option?

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