My Nursing Career has gotten off to a pretty rocky start. To be honest I never was really quite sure what I wanted to do in Nursing, the hard part is that there is just SO MUCH! The only clinical I didn't really get a lot out of was Psych (sorry mom!) which leaves, oh I don't know, one billion other options? It's hard, especially for someone as indecisive as I am!
I keep feeling restless, it's not that I am not THRILLED to pieces to be in the ER, it's a much better fit for me then the med-surge floor was. What think I mean is that the ER isn't a perfect fit for me long term. I don't see myself working there when I'm 30, or even when I'm 25.
I go back to thinking about what it is about my current job that I like, what it is I like about nursing in general....
I like...the education
I like...the families
I like...babies, I really enjoy getting infant patients, while this usually freaks out the other staff
I like...the chaos!!!...the ED is usually quite busy, which makes me have to multi-task 100% of the time. I LOVE this...
I like...the teamwork
I like....the critical patients mixed in with less critical patients
I think that at my husbands next duty station, which will be next fall. I will make the leap and try again for the NICU, which most of you know I had already considered heavily back in late March. Who knows if my opinion will change or what might happen in the next year. That's what I find so fun about day dreaming.....
But for now, I still go to work with a smile on my face, because I do really like my job.
And I LOVE being a Nurse!