Med-Surg Roll Call - page 14
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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 .... also, please let us know if... Read More
- 0Aug 27, '08 by scotscarolQuote from AmysuenuHello, 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.
- 0Sep 2, '08 by lilmisstiger94I 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!
- 0Oct 1, '08 by R*Star*RNHello 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
- 0Oct 9, '08 by bijouHi,
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.
- 1Oct 14, '08 by thatdiva216Quote from bijouwell that's good to hear. good luck to you!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.
- 0Dec 12, '08 by mamiekayI'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.