I am a new nurse, since July, and I work on an oncology floor.
I love what I do, especially with my patients who convert to hospice. I get along with most of my co-workers, and I work 2nd shift so it can be a hoppin' time at work!!
There are some things I love about hospital (unit) working, and some that I just don't like. For instance, I don't like the fast (I mean extremely fast) paced nights where you are running over yourself with admissions, discharges, codes, and such. I like when I have a relatively consistent night where I can sit and talk to my patients, listen to their concerns and fears, explain things to families....you know, be a nurse!!
I have been looking at Hospice nursing. I know that I need atleast 1 year experience, and as a nurse I only have a few months. But I worked as a CNA and Unit Secretary for well over 10 years.
Any suggestions? I don't want to be a job-hopper.
I want to stay with Oncology (but in a different setting, maybe). I could stay on my floor as registry (when I get a little more time under my belt) but I really want something else.
I don't know, I just feel like something else is out there...maybe joining the peace corps and going to Baswani (not a real place
) and helping at an orphanage or Aids hospital.
Please help! I feel like I'm spinning my wheels. Maybe I'm just going thru what all new nurses go thru. But maybe not. Maybe I'm just overwhelmed.
Thanks for listening.