What Nursing Specialty Are You?

So you've decided to go into Nursing, but now what? There are so many different areas to work in, how are you supposed to know where to go? Take this quiz and find out.

Are you ambitious or lazy? Easily stressed-out or just easy-going? Are you compassionate or are you all about the tough-love? Believe it or not, these can all have an impact on what type of nurse you should be!

Created by: C
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. Which age group do you prefer to work with?
Birth - 1 year
2 years - 18 years
18 years - 50 years
50 years - 75 years
75 years +
4. On average, what are/were your grades in nursing school?
90% - 100%
80% - 90%
70% - 80%
60% - 70%
Below 60%
5. You patient in a 80 year old dementia patient. You enter his room and discover that he has soiled himself and is now standing naked, holding his undergarments up for you to see. You:
run out of the room, shut the door behind you, and wait for somebody else to sort it out.
tell the patient to put his undergarments in the garbage, and quickly call one of the nursing attendants to help him clean up and get dressed.
tell yourself to suck it up, don some gloves and start cleaning up.
6. It is 1AM and you are working on a 20-page paper that is due tomorrow and your computer has just crashed. In addition, you have a practical examination on dressing changes tomorrow morning, and transit has just announced that they are going on strike and
go to bed... your instructors will understand, and you only lose 5% for handing the paper in a day late anyway.
do your best to piece together your paper, and call a taxi to pick you up in the morning.
contemplate throwing your computer at the wall, have a little cry, and lay awake in bed the rest of the night stressing out.
7. Your 28 year old female patient delivered her baby boy this afternoon. It is now the middle of the night, she is crying and having trouble coping with her baby who will also not stop crying. You:
Fight the urge to tell her to "suck it up," mumble a few small words of encouragement, and tell her that you will check on her later.
Check the baby's diaper, wrap him in a warm blanket to settle him, and then sit down for a chat to help her calm down.
Decide that she most likely has post-partum depression and put in a social-work consult so that she can get extra support when she goes home. You also take the baby into the nursery for a few hours so that she can get some rest.
8. Your best subjects in highschool were:
Biology & Chemistry
English & Art
Math & Physics
Physical Education
9. If you were to describe yourself in one word, it would be:
Easy-Going
Ambitious
Perfectionist
Determined
Compassionate
10. Why did you chose the Nursing profession?
The money / pay
I like to work with people and help them
I was always interested in health and the human body
I couldn't afford / get into med school, so this was the next best thing
I had no idea what to do with myself, so I took a quiz like this and it told me to go into nursing
11. What kind of nursing appeals the most to you?
Working with a healthy population
Working with very ill patients
Fast-paced
Relaxed atmosphere
12. Your communication / teaching / public speaking skills are:
Terrible... I get very nervous, sweaty and red in the face
Okay, but I get a little nervous
I guess I'm pretty good at it... I never really thought too much about it
I am fantastic at all of those things
13. I prefer to work:
Alone
With a partner
In a group

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