Does anyone like med-surg their 1st year? - page 2
Hi, I applied to a local hospital in a medical surgical unit. (It's been one year since I graduated). I am waiting on them to call me back. I am very nervous about this, and I am not sure I can... Read More
Sep 2, '06Everyone is different, living and learning, med/surg is for some people and not for others, get to it, you are doing great!!|
Sep 2, '06I like my med-surg unit. I'm a firm believer that a good year or two of med-surg before going into any specialty area will only help you in the long run. You won't be expected to handle an entire patient load in the beginning. Many floors like to ease you into the experience by assigning you to a preceptor, who can guide you and is more readily accessible to answer your questions. Your job will be very different than clinical. This is something that I've personally experienced. I have a completely different mind-set now that I have a couple of my own patients, as opposed to the clinical setting where we're still very much in observational mode. Wish you the best of luck.
Sep 2, '06Not all med/surg experiences are the same. Some facilities are better than others, some states better than others, some cities better than others.
Get as much information about where you intend to work and don't rush into a job if you can afford to wait.