Quote from Devon Rex
Most people tell me I have to do Med/Surg. It will prepare me for everything else... blah, blah, blah. Others say you don't have to. If you know which area you'd like to concentrate in, go for that.
SO... was your first job at a hospital, clinic, a doctor's office, or somewhere else? What is your take on the "do med/surg first" advice??
Thanks to all in advance !!!
Seems that if you plan to move around during your career, it is advisable to get the med/surge base. If you know where u want to be/go and plan to stay there then skipping it is probably fine. I may eventually go for my NP and so I think the med/surge experience will be invaluable, otherwise I would attempt to go straight into an ICU.
Also, while I'm sure you can be a more than capable nurse without the med/surge experience, I think you will be a better nurse no matter where you end up if you have it. Anyway just my 2cents from what I've gathered trying to decide on my own route.