"I'll 'NEVER' work that dept!"

  1. Okay, so who's said that and then ended up in that dept and discovered you love it and (at this point) wouldn't consider leaving? Just curious.
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  3. by   RNsRWe
    Me

    I've written about that a few times now on this site. I swore I'd never work Med-surge (swore that after having done that rotation in school). And probably not in that hospital either (not likely, anyway).

    And not only did I end up working med-surge, but in the exact same unit of that less-favored hospital that I had the clinical in...and I love it there!

    So.....never say never, or you may be eliminating a wonderful experience.
  4. by   SteveNNP
    I swore I'd never work with peds, and now I work FT NICU, and PRN in PICU, and haven't cared for anyone over 17 since I graduated,,,,,
  5. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from stillpressingon
    Okay, so who's said that and then ended up in that dept and discovered you love it and (at this point) wouldn't consider leaving? Just curious.
    Me.

    I always said in NS that I'd never work Med/surg and I worked my first 9 mos of an RN in Neuro/Trauma. I really liked it and learned so much!
  6. by   GardenDove
    I always said that I'd never work in CCU/ICU, but I made that change one year ago and I love the people I work with, the culture of the unit, the challenge, and I think I'll stay.
  7. by   JBudd
    I never thought I'd take on ER, too many drunks and didn't want to do peds. Been here for 10 years now. Can't pry me loose!
  8. by   wooh
    Peds. I swore up and down I'd never do it. Got roped into taking peds patients (worked at a community hospital, so we started taking pretty stable kids). Ended up liking it. Now work at a pediatric hospital. I'm now thinking I'll stick with peds as long as I'm working bedside. Not only is it easier on my back (as long as a I stay FAR away from rehab!), but it's sooooo nice not having to chase down my patients between their smoke breaks!
  9. by   TazziRN
    *jumping up and down*

    Me! Me!

    In school one of my clinical pts told me I should work in an ER for at least 6 months, and I told him "No way, no how, uh-UH!"

    I've never worked anywhere else..........

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