well Jan, if that's what you want to do......go ahead and do it!!!
When I finished school, everybody talked the same way, some OB, some L&D, some med-surg, tele, icu, ccu etc etc. I went to ER right out of school, and was told during school, there was no way I could do it, nobody would take a new grad into ER, etc etc. Well I must admit the 1st 6 months were the worst for me, and there were a couple times I thought myabe I wasn't cut out for it and should quit. I never did quit, and wehn I look back at that time 5 yrs ago, I am glad I didn't. While it's tough in my opinion, the first 6 months was a huge learning curve, and it dropped every 6 months or so. It took me two years, to get totally used to it, confidence? Boredom? Something? After the two years, it was fine, and now seems like a breeze.
Bottom line is go for what your drive is, "Winners never quit, and quitters never win", "never say never".
CEN35 (Rick RN CEN ER 5yrs)