I graduate from an ADN program next month. My job possibilities are Med surg , Nephrology unit with a mix of med surg and kidney transplant patients, and a cardiac floor. I wanted to start with the basic Med Surg, but the kidney transplant and cardiac floors were really interesting. I really want to become a good nurse. Would it hinder my development of nursing skills to start on a specialized floor? This is all so exciting.
Apr 19, '04
It IS exciting, but don't let the excitement lead you where you're not ready to go.
My advice is to go to a Med/Surg unit and skip the transplants, cardiac, etc., you can always go there later.
Right now, you need the basic experience, and that is best gained on a Med/Surg unit.