I am new to this site. I have been accepted to Research College of Nursing in the Kansas City MO area for their BSN program that starts in January 2007. I am leaving the corporate world after being on my job for over 13 years. I have never worked in a hospital, but I hear all the time that med-surg is such a horrible floor to work on, but it's needed in order to move to a specialty area in nursing. Also, I have spoken with a couple of RN's in my area who claims that it's good to do about a year of med-surg before trying to apply to something else. I have agreed to do a nursing extern in med surg while doing my clinical rotations to give me the needed exposure and experience. This way, once I'm out of nursing school
, I can at least have that type of experience under my belt and maybe apply for other floors. Is this an realistic idea? In my area, nurses are needed so badly, new grads are going straight from nursing school to the ER and L&D, as well as ICU. Any sugguestions would be greatly appericated!