I am soon to be a 51 year old new graduate with an associates degree in nursing. After homeschooling my children and sending them out to be productive citizens I was faced with a decision of what I wanted to be when I grew up. haha. I tried architecural drafting and loved the creative part of it but hated the lack of personal interactions. I love people! I started contemplating what I really wanted to do with my life and I decided that I needed to find a job that I would do for free if I could. On my way to work I saw a Hospice center for our state. I remembered the kind nurse who assisted my sister-in-law's mother in her final days on this earth. I wanted to do that, was my thought. So that is what I set out to do and be.
I am now finishing my last semester. I know my strengths and weeknesses well and floor nursing is definately not my strength. I am not a great delegator and I want to spend time with my patients - giving them comfort.
My question is this: Do I need to spend time getting experience as a floor nurse when I know that is not what I want to do? Can I get my orientation as a new nurse in Hospice and Home Health?