My entire nursing career has been spent in cardiology (tele, CCU, cardiology clinic, cardiac research). Of course there is always overlap since other systems and disease processes can not be separated just b/c the patient has heart disease. Where I live, cardiac nurses are synonymous with "COPD nurses" and "diabetes nurses". However, my exposure to other systems is relatively
limited. Sometimes I feel a little inferior b/c I don't know much about trauma, burns, oncology, infectious diseases, endocrine disorders, transplants, etc. (Not to mentions peds and women's issues) I'm just curious if anyone else has worked primarily in cardiology and feels the same? Should I consider some sort of general refresher course?