Just do it?

  1. Should one stay on a familiar floor,where things are routine,predictable,and calm,or rotate to other floors where there is more acuity,stress, and demand on skills?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   P_RN
    Please forgive me, I was trying to merge topics for ohbets 3 posts and instead I eneded up with a post that looks like hiccupping!

    Anyway, all I can say is I stayed with the tried and true....the devil I knew vs the devil I didn't know and was very happy.

    What you do will have to depend on if you are satisfied doing a good job in what you know. Several of my coworkers also felt as I do. One had been there 35 years, another 31, I was there 22 years. Now I don't mean to say we didn't have turnover, we did.

    Good luck in what you decide. Let us know, OK?[U]
  4. by   mustangsheba
    Well, for starters, get rid of the "shoulds." What is right for one isn't necessarily right for another. Do what is right for you, and do it to the very best of your ability. When it is no longer right, move on. This opportunity is one of the things that makes nursing so great.
  5. by   minurse
    I agree with mustangsheba. Nursing is unique in that there are sooo many different types. You will usually find something that fits you like a glove. and you'll know it when you find it.
  6. by   ERIsland
    i too wondered about changing
    i went from a med-surg floor where i was one of the best nurses and knew the med-surg routine well. i transferred to a tele unit-hated it-and quit after 2 weeks (still on orientation). i then worked med-surg 6 more months before transferring to the er. now, i wonder what took me so long to get off med-surg and into the er. you won't know unless you try, and you can always go back if you don't burn bridges!
    Last edit by ERIsland on Jul 10, '01
  7. by   CEN35
    i have to agree with the previous posters, they all make a lot of sense. don't let something new intimidate you
  8. by   ohbet
    Thank you for all your responses so far...very helpful

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