I am going into my fourth year and LAST year of my BN! YAY! I have started thinking about where I wanna do my 3 month senior practicum rotation. Looking back I LOVED OBS, like loved loved loved it!!! I can't decide if I should do my practicum there or if I should do my practicum in med-surg to have the experience to get a job after. I am pretty sure I want to work in obs after graduating but that doesn't mean there will be a job open and I don't wanna miss out on opportunities. With that said, I was NOT a huge fan of med-surg at all. I need some serious opinions and advice!!
Thanks in advance!!
Jun 1, '11
I would go with OB.
If you don't take OB now, it is very unlikely you will get a job in that area even if there is one available. It may be your only chance to "get your foot in the door" to an OB job later, so I would take it.
I would not take a med/surg job if you really don't like med/surg. Starting your career doing things you hate gets your career off on the wrong foot -- and makes you "old and bitter" long before your time.
Take a chance and go where your heart leads. Even if you don't get the perfect job immediately after graduation, it will give you the experience you will need to get the job you really want "someday."