I think nursing school
might have finally put me over the edge, because I've fallen madly in love with Med-Surg! Everyone around me hates it but I can't wait for clinicals and at the end of the day I don't want to leave. I can't say that I haven't enjoyed or learned a lot in my other rotations but med-surg is amazing.
It blows me away how varied the patient census is and I can go from chest pain in one bed to a patient with a hip replacement in the other. I'm constantly busy and need to (finally) use the information I've learned in lecture. The funny thing is that I was dreading this rotation and I have an instructor that has a reputation of being hard and has failed numerous students. I think she's amazing, tough but brilliant. I love that she challenges us and really expects a lot. In return she raised the bar and showed us so much. I feel luck to have had her there is no doubt in my mind that she has taught me things that I will always remember and she has started me down the road to become a great nurse.
Everyone keeps telling me this isn't the place to be, and the burn-out rate is high. They say get the experience there then leave. So my question is: is this a "fling" or can someone have a lasting relationship with med-surg?