so, i'm a new grad, just having completed 6 months in my gen surg job. on my floor - there are 4 designated peds beds. recently a few peds trained nurses have transferred off the floor. the educator has told our floor that we would all be cross-trained to peds.
i'm not sure how i feel about this. i have less than a year of experience and peds scares the hell out of me. i can see where it would be a great opportunity - but it really frightens me.
what do you think? do you think it's a good idea and just take the opportunity? or talk to the educator and let her know about my concerns and decline? i just don't like the idea of the wide range of vs in peds - i would think it would be confusing. and anxious parents. and drug calculations. but the biggest thing is that i've only had about 3 days of peds clinical in school - and even then we hardly did anything.
did any med-surg nurses go into peds? how was it? what was the most challenging thing?