I have worked as an RN on a med-surg floor for two years, both in a small community hospital and in a larger hospital. I will be relocating next year and hope to have a fresh start in my career. The only problem is, I can't decide where I should go next. I would love to hear your opinions about your current job. What is your specialty? What do you love about your job? What do you hate about it? All specialties and advice are welcome. I will start by telling you about my love/hate relationship with med-surg nursing: Love: -Patient care. -Getting to know my patients, learning about them. -Making a difference. -Starting IV's! -Doing things that make me feel like a "real" nurse (IVs, wound care, anything that teaches me a new skill). -Meeting new people. -New adventures. Hate: -Chaos of working on the floor. -Too much to chart and no time to do it. -Being in a very uncontrolled environment (things can go bad, fast). -Certain types of patients (drug users, alcohol withdrawals). -Staffing (not having enough time to really LISTEN to my patients. And forget eating or going to the bathroom!). Going home with sore feet and a painful backache! Am I asking too much, or is there a place out there for me in nursing? Thanks!