I will be graduating in May and I have recently been thinking a lot about what I want to do when I graduate. So many MANY things are running through my head. I really like the ER, but the OR seems very appealing to me as well. I like high-tech environments. Love monitors and lab values, and stuff like that, I like fresh injuries, and lots of tubes, but not really "long term care" types of things. Ofcourse baths and bedbans are not my favorite things to do, but I dont really mind them... its just part of the job. I am not cut out for Med-Surg, and I just dont enjoy it. I worked in the CCU/ICU last night, and it really wasn't what I was expecting. I was expecting more of a fast-paced type of environment, but besides the trachs and suctioning, and sicker patients, it really didnt seem that much different than the Med-Surg floor did. So, actually, I am just feeling really confused. I remember when I was little, and people would ask me "what do you want to be when you grow up", I always said that I wanted to be a nurse. I want to be a GREAT
nurse, atleast i know that much right??
But besides that, I am just so confused. Anyone else feel that way? Feel like I am just searching for my niche, but I am not sure I have found it yet. ER is the closest thing to it so far, but not exactly a perfect fit... although I know each hospital is different, maybe it is just the hospital that I am working in for clinicals... but I tell you all, its depressing not feeling like I have much direction. Are any of you feeling the same way? Just kinda lost? I know I sure am.
Thanks for letting me ramble,