What does med/sug. nursing entail? - page 2

Hello I am a new student and at the hospital I would like to seek employment at upon graduation, they require 1 yr med/sug. nursing before trasferring to other depts. It this standard? I am... Read More

  1. by   Chicklet
    I just started on Med surg. I was in neurology, and I am really
    liking it, but feel that I am a duck out of water, I am just hoping
    that things will fall into place, I am on a huge learning curve
    skill wise. LIke putting together the whole post surg bed for
    trapeze and weights..........yikes.....
  2. by   maeyken
    I have a question....

    I'm a 2nd year student, and we have separate med and surg placements. 1st term I was on a gyne surg ward, 2nd term, a general medicine floor.

    Do all hospitals have separate units for medicine and surgery?
    Or do they have the post-op pt's come to the same floor as stroke/MI pt's? (seems weird to me...)
    Is it a Canadian thing?
  3. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by maeyken
    gyne surg ward, 2nd term, a general medicine floor.

    Do all hospitals have separate units for medicine and surgery?
    Or do they have the post-op pt's come to the same floor as stroke/MI pt's? (seems weird to me...)
    Is it a Canadian thing?
    The criteria for our unit is any patient with cardiac problems or a stroke dx, which may or may not include surgery or a medical dx in addition.

    and I LOVE IT!

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