Med-Surg Roll Call - page 11

Hi all ... thought it was about time to have a Med-Surg roll call .... please repond by telling us if you work in med-surg .... how long you have been there and if you plan on staying in med surg... Read More

  1. Visit  MomInTucson profile page
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    Hello fellow nurses!

    I graduated in May with my ADN and passed the NCLEX in July. I have been in an orientation program for a Med-Surg position since July and will be on my own in November!
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  3. Visit  Amysuenu profile page
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    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Hello, I just graduated from PN school on August 15th. I was just offered a position on Med-Surg and start September 15. I enjoyed Med-Surg in clinical and learned so much. I look forward as this being my foundation for nursing right out of out school.
  4. Visit  scotscarol profile page
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    Quote from Amysuenu
    Hello, I just graduated from PN school on August 15th. I was just offered a position on Med-Surg and start September 15. I enjoyed Med-Surg in clinical and learned so much. I look forward as this being my foundation for nursing right out of out school.

    Congrats and good luck. I started on a medsurg floor right out of LPN school. It is a great learning experience. I work at a small hospital with 36 med surg beds on our floor. You have a good variety of disease processes and use your critical thinking skill alot.
  5. Visit  lilmisstiger94 profile page
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    I have been a nurse for 6 years now - recently moved to a large city from the small town life where I did everything (and I do mean everything). Was given the opportunity to work anywhere - chose Med-surg b/c in the end - I love it. I can't stand L&D (too many babies having babies and screaming at me that it hurts too bad and can't I take away the pain)... ER is too feast or famine and I just needed a break from critical care. Charge nurse from 7-7 and love the diversity!
  6. Visit  lacarb profile page
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    Hi everyone,

    I am a new grad (Aug. 3), I just passed my NCLEX (took it last week Tuesday), now I am an LPN getting ready to start my first day of orientation on med-surg today.
  7. Visit  R*Star*RN profile page
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    Hello everyone I graduated in May, passed NCLEX-RN in July, obtained a job in August and started workinig at that job in September. I will be working on the Surigcal Acute Unit evenings. I have 6 weeks of orientation with a preceptor and then midway through November I will be on my own
  8. Visit  bijou profile page
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    Hi,

    I'm a LPN graduated Dec.07! Passed NCLEX-PN in April 08. Finally got my IV/Central Line Certification in Aug. Then nothing! I lost the med/surg position I was to get in May after my IV cert. Well, I took too long to accomplish my cert. and in the interim, they filled the position. But I persisted and I finally got my dream position (med/surg in a hospital setting) in October and start my orientation Monday. I can't wait to join the ranks of all of you and I can only hope that I carry my load and work really hard! But I'm very excited and grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow.
  9. Visit  thatdiva216 profile page
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    Quote from bijou
    hi,

    i'm a lpn graduated dec.07! passed nclex-pn in april 08. finally got my iv/central line certification in aug. then nothing! i lost the med/surg position i was to get in may after my iv cert. well, i took too long to accomplish my cert. and in the interim, they filled the position. but i persisted and i finally got my dream position (med/surg in a hospital setting) in october and start my orientation monday. i can't wait to join the ranks of all of you and i can only hope that i carry my load and work really hard! but i'm very excited and grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow.
    well that's good to hear. good luck to you!
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  10. Visit  mamiekay profile page
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    I'm an RN since Jan 2008, started on my GI/GU/GYN M/S unit in March 2008. My dream job is L&D & I started in M/S with the idea of staying 1-2 years for experience & then moving "onward and upward". But I LOVE my unit, love my co-workers, love (most of) the surgeons. I could see staying for quite a long time and still loving it. In fact, we have many RN's who have been on our unit for 20+ years and still smiling. I think it's the team atmosphere--everyone is just as important to patient care as anyone else, no one is any better than anyone. Unfortunately that sounds like a rare thing so I feel blessed to be where I am.

    I started as 8-hour nights, every other weekend and then switched this fall to 12-hour nights, every 3rd weekend. The 3rd night in a row can be hard, but usually that only happens on weekends and then I've had mostly the same patients all 3 nights, so I know them & know what to expect. I prefer the surgicals to the medicals because the medicals, as someone else said, are either non-compliant frequent flyers or LTC residents w/ c-diff & unable to care for themselves so end up being very heavy to care for. But I try to give each of my patients respect, love and excellent nursing care. Not always easy, but "easy" isn't why I chose this profession. I learn something new EVERY shift, sometimes I leave very stressed but usually I feel like I've made a difference for at least one of my patients, even on my crappiest nights. Had an opportunity to start in a CCU step-down unit & am glad I didn't. I don't think I could have handled the stress during my first few months. I feel like I'm getting a very firm foundation in M/S.
  11. Visit  2blessed2stress profile page
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    Hi, I just graduated today and I'm going to work in the Med- Surg unit for my 1st job. I believe this will really help me get better with time management along with other things.
  12. Visit  jwilson9991 profile page
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    Hi,
    I'm a new Med-Surg LPN. Not new to med-surg, I was a PCA for 9 months on the same floor. I graduated in Dec. and passed Boards the 10th of Jan.'09 ...whoooooo-hooooo . I do love working med- surg. It is rewarding in its own special way. I don't have the confidence as an LPN that I had as a PCA yet, but I'm working hard on that every shift I work. I'm still in orientation and have a few weeks to go. I'm up to 4 - 5 pts with a, I like to call it, healthy nervousness (if that's a word).
    I have no intentions on moving to another floor or speciality, although I never know what God has planned, so I won't say never.
    I work at a small hospital--29 rooms on my floor. 22 of those rooms could hold 2 beds in case of emergency--Lord keep'em safe--not for our sake, but for theirs.:heartbeat
    We have a wonderful team, all 3 shifts, that don't mind answering questions, asking questions, or giving a helping hand. I guess that's another reason I don't see myself doing or going anywhere else.
  13. Visit  aileenve profile page
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    Hi have been most of my career in Med-surg (mostly med!) worked 5 years in hospice/rehab, 3 LTC and 10 medical. I love the diversity of the patients, and have learned most of what I know from them. I serve as a charge nurse/preceptor also. This is the place to be for the new nurse looking for skills and experience!
  14. Visit  RNTabbie profile page
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    Hey I too am a new grad med/surg RN. I am still excited about the variety of patients on my unit but I agree it is lot's of hard work.http://images.allnurses.com/smilies/uhoh3.gif There were other new nurses on my unit that felt burned out by 6 months and transferred to other units like OB/GYN and ambulatory/pre-op just to name a few.Well because of the economy crunch many other units are having mandatory time off due to the census on some units throughout the hospital- in other words great job security on a med/surg unit and /or experience in med/surg.:uhhttp://images.allnurses.com/smilies/added/yeah.gifoh3:


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