Taking a study break having a snack (= I began to wonder where experienced nurses, directors of nursing, or nursing managers would place me (what unit/area) based on the following:
I like being involved not mindlessly doing things
I like being challenged by professors... I actually really do ... And not with endless paper work but case studies and things that get my wheels rolling ... That get me thinking about my skills, labs/meds, and where I come in as the nurse
I enjoy patient education in clinical rotations, I really do. I know many RNs don't have the time to actually explain to patients and families.. And I'm not talking about me sitting there explaining every darn med but ... I mean being that bridge ... And being able to within scope of practice and knowledge explain what's going on! What did the physician that blurted out all those med terms just say? Taking those 5 minutes to explain to the patient (or family) assuming they have the right to and the patient is stuporous or comatose
Having to take into consideration all their conditions before applying nursing interventions, I know critical thinking is required everywhere in nursing ... But where can I really break out my critical thinking???
A place where my skills are not a mindless process but considerations must be taken
I want be somewhere I can be witness to a recovery and even a deterioration and that recovery and deterioration really depends on the MD, RN, PT, RT, RD, and sooo on... you get it.
apart from this: I have some good friend that are nurses ... and I am totally aware no job will be THE job... the PERFECT niche ... I know there'll be politics everywhere... I know there'll be slow days, boring days, fast days, days filled with rude family, days I feel like I failed. Unlike so many of my fellow classmates ... I am aware that it's not unicorns and butterflies but....
based on what I seek ... what unit most closely offers this? or which specialty?