I know they always say to get a year or a couple years of experience in Med/Surg, and I am NO WHERE near deciding where I want to work yet, but I was just wondering something. Now I know they say this to gain experience and in case you don't like a certain specialty you can fall back on your med/surg experience, but say you went straight into a specialty and you hated it after 5 years. Now couldn't you go to med/surg then? 5 years after you graduate and dislike a specialty? What would be the difference of doing it before or after? I also know that med/serg gives you a lot of experience that you can use IN a specialty. So can anyone tell me if there is any more benefits of doing med/surg before or after you dislike a specialty? I mean this is assuming you will even dislike it. I always thought that if I wanted to do a certain specialty, I would want to go right into it if that was possible, and then if I didn't like it or whatever, then do Med/Surg. I am just curious, I don't really need to decide anything until about, oh 3.5 years! I was just wondering. Thanks!
Sorry if this has already been covered, I tried searching and couldn't come up with anything!
I just wanted to clarify and say that I know med-surg IS a specialty and I have a lot of respect for nurses in this field! I am not saying by any means that it should always just be used as a step to another unit! I also am not saying I will not like it, I have had NO nursing classes or clinicals, so I have NO idea where I want to work! I could change my mind 6 times by the time I graduate!