Ok fellow Med Surg nurses, I am FINALLY joining your ranks.
Worked 10 years in LTC as a CNA, then LPN, then RN...quit and got a job with a big company that has several hospitals and LTC places. Could only get a job with them in LTC because of the economy. Feeling kinda bitter because I went to RN school to specifically get out of LTC. Well after 7 months I'm getting transferred to a med surg floor and I'm excited.
I know med surg is hard and a lot of people hate it, but I feel like I'm finally getting some REAL experience (in the eyes of people who hire nurses for traveling nursing, ICU, L &D, etc etc....not my eyes. LTC can be really hard! I was alone at night with a floor of 43 residents!). So I'm sure I'll be here asking questions. I hope I like it.