So I am thinking about where I want to go after I am done with my Med-Surge job at the Hospital I am currently working at. Now let me get one thing clear. I have never really wanted to be a med-surge nurse, no wait, scratch that, I NEVER wanted to be a med surge nurse. When I was in college I wanted to work in Emergency, I love the adrenaline rush I got when I was having clinical in that type of environment. But now I am really thinking back, way back, to decide what would be a good career move for me in the long term, after Med_Surge
I thought, why did I really want to become a Nurse in the first place, I never played doctor with my dolls as a child, I never said in High School I wanted to take care of sick people. I wanted to be an engineer. I wanted to build roller coasters, that was my child-hood dream. I got accepted to college as an engineer and once I got there, and realized what being an engineer actually involves, I said...NO WAY! So what was I going to to then? My mom, an RN, told me to just try nursing, to see if I liked it. I did, and I never looked back, until now....
Don't get me wrong, I like being a nurse, I just don't like being a Med Surge Nurse. So what should I do?
You want to know what, in the back of my head I have been thinking about L&D (labor and delivery). I have been wanting to try it, working with a younger, healthy, female population embarking on a tremendous journey seems very appealing to me. I like the educational piece as well, teaching new moms about neonatal care. And of course, no end to the drama of birth and babies.
My hospital actually has a very large L&D unit despite the hospital being a kind of on the small
side. I am thinking of transferring there after I finish my year of Med-Surge (in September, only 9 months from now....arg)
I am now trying to get in contact with some L&D RNs to find out more about what they like/don't like about their jobs.....I'll keep you guys posted....