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Is there a way that you can pick a specific field of nursing you want to go into ?

I just want to be able to work with babies and mothers who are having/ has given birth to a child. #nursing #medicine #pediatric-nursing #babies #labor

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Elizabeth’s Answer

Hi Jasmine,


When you attend a Nursing (RN) program, it is generalized with courses and experiences in medicine, surgery, behavioral health, pediatrics and childbearing family topics. It is a good idea to enter a program open to all these experiences and see what truly "captures" your interest. Your specific Nursing field is chosen after you graduate when you seek your first job.


However, if you know you want to work with new families- start now! Volunteer at a birth center, a clinic or even with a childbirth or lactation instructor. And if you want to take a bigger first step, enroll in a Nursing Assistant (NAC or CNA) program. They are offered at many high schools as elective courses, at community colleges, by long-term care facilities (who will often pay tuition) and through small businesses. The advantages of becoming a Nursing Assistant are many- it is a quick first step into Nursing, provides the opportunity for job experience in patient care and looks great on a Nursing program application- in fact, many Nursing programs are giving admission preference or requiring applicants to have attended a Nursing Assistant Program.


Best of luck to you!
Elizabeth

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