I graduated in Dec. of last year and I have been working on a gen. M/S unit for the last 6 months. My plans when I graduated were to work M/S for a year (to the advisement of my instructors in nursing school
) and then move into a speciality that I would be interested in. I completely hate were I am working. We are very understaffed and overpopulated. I knew M/S was not going to be for me before I began, so the question is--should I try to stay in M/S another 6 months? I have not decided where to go once I finished my year, just because I'm not sure what type of nursing I would want to have a career in. I was interested in PACU, OR, ICU, TELE. I really can't stand any environment that is too fast paced. If anyone has any suggestions on what steps I need to make I would greatly appreiciate it.
Oct 2, '06
My advise - there are too many opportunities in nursing to stay in something you hate!!! I too started out on a specialty med/surg floor from the advice of my teachers, even though I hated it even in school. I stayed 1 1/2 years, then realized the advice I now give to everyone - if you hate it that much, find something else b/c the opportunities are endless! Having said that, I don't regret the experience I got on that dreadful floor, now that I'm out of it and know I don't ever have to go back :wink2: You do learn a lot, but you will learn a lot wherever you go as a nurse, and it can be something you even enjoy! I now work as a UM nurse and I love it.
Last edit by indynurse#2 on Oct 2, '06