Quote from midoc_620
I am a new nurse and I realized that I have no heart for geriatric nursing. I am thinking of how nurses realize their weaknesses and strengths and how they decide to go and remain in the speciality of practice. I am thinking of OR-Surgery and/or neonatal-pedia. Right now, I am sure that I don't have enough heart for geria
I don't blame ya. I used to work in Geriatric nursing as well, and I had to admit to myself that it wasn't my cup of tea either.
What was hard for me was dealing with a high level of dementia patients, and realizing that though the care I was giving mattered, these patients still weren't going to know who I was or who their family members were at the end of the day.
I had my moment of clarity about 7 months in where I realized that
A person gives so much of themselves in nursing that they shouldn't work in an area where it doesn't make them feel good (at least somedays) at the end of the day. You gotta give until it feels good, not give till it hurts. And that was how I got into my current field of nursing which I am new at, but still very much enjoy.