I passed the NCLEX-RN on 8/8/06. I am currently looking for a job. My interests include women/infant health and psych. I would eventually like to work with women and/or children that have experienced domestic violence, who have or have had crisis pregnancies, mission work, etc. I am also interested in forensics. Before I graduated from nursing school
this past May, the Dean of my school told me that every new grad should start out in Med-Surg. I am confused!! Where should I start? How common is it for new nurses or nurses in general to change units/positions?
My family thinks that I should consider CRNA school. (I think that they are thinking $$) I, on the other hand do not see myself putting people to sleep. I like nurse-patient contact, and I like the feeling of making a real difference in someone's life. What areas of nursing are in demand that one can make a decent living BESIDES CRNA school!!???zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Also, should my first job be at a teaching hospital (university), or at a smaller private hospital? What are some of the pros and cons of working in these environments???? One thing that turns me off about the teaching hospital is the fact that I would have to pay $50/month for parking...ouch. How common is this? In the scheme of things does this matter? Please advise!
Thanks so much!!