Where would your least favorite area to work be? - page 8

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  1. by   hecallsmeDuchess
    No med-surg or pedi for me, thank you very much.
    I've always wanted to work L&D, I think I have a passion for it. I can deal with LTC because that's where I've worked as an aide forever (6 years) so I'm comfortable in that environment. Plus, the elderly are just adorable and there are tons to be learned from their life experiences.
  2. by   gayb77
    I picked LTC .... not really my scene i prefer to be responsible for pts i can actually care for. However if Ortho had been an option i would have chosen that. I have a distinct aversion to Ortho, in my experience they are some of the crankiest most ungrateful pts available, oh and whiney to boot. JMO.
  3. by   brownbook
    I have always loved to float. I had a hard time deciding. I picked renal because I wasn't even exactly sure what it meant? I guessed maybe a dialysis unit? That just sounds kind of boring watching patients get dialysis all day? But I obviously don't know much about it. (In case there are dialysis nurses out there I'm not putting down your job!)
  4. by   jxRN
    I can't really do LTC/ Med-Surg

    stress is too much on my body. Feel like i'm going to run around like a headless chicken. too much heavy heavy lifting for my back. I was told in nursing school to go into medsurg, but i'mma try to steer clear and head off to postpartum and psych, where everyone is a bit more medically stable, a bit more happy, and a bit more insane.

    i'll see how behavioral health goes for me
    Last edit by jxRN on Jun 14, '10
  5. by   Mike A. Fungin RN
    OB/L&D

    Was treated poorly (by RNs, not patients) during my maternity rotation in school, and haven't much reason to believe I'd be any more welcome in that setting now.
  6. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I dislike infants, children, teenagers, and needy pregnant women. Therefore, I wouldn't work in L&D, postpartum, the NICU, PICU, pediatrics, teen clinics, or the well-baby nursery.
    Are you my twin?
  7. by   Ace587RN
    OB & L&D. I cant stand it
  8. by   EDjunkie
    Rehab, and L&D.

    I honestly am not a patient person. I have to hand it to the AMAZING people that are in our PT/OT depts. They have the patience of Job, and being in rehab setting you have to have a lot of patience. (i'm just being honest here). I also HATED L&D in nursing school. I didn't mind going to the newborn nursery and holding all the babies...i just didn't want to have to put up with their mothers....a lot of which didn't have any business having children in the first place.
  9. by   WhiteScrubs
    I couldn't do ED. I need to at least think that I have some ability to prioritize and plan my care. Doesn't matter if it doesn't work out that way. Just need to think it's possible.
  10. by   ikaryuu
    L&D, OB.

    Just not for me. Period.
  11. by   scribblz
    oncology would be just too sad/ hard for me. too close to home after watching my mom fight breast cancer. i give a lot of credit to those who do it.
  12. by   cnmbfa
    Peds. I am way too soft-hearted for it.

    It was hard to do uncomfortable things to them and not have them understand. I felt like a "bad guy". Or, their suffering or just bad luck broke my heart.

    Some of the other kids who had long term chronic diseases like muscular dystrophy were both spoiled and had learned how to use their disease to their advantage to manipulate people. That was hard to take.
  13. by   OgopogoLPN
    Will never, ever work in the ER.

    Love general surgery/plastic surgery ward. Also like LTC--I know my residents well and love making their day a little brighter with a nice smile, a compliment and good care.

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