LaneyB 4,813 Views
Joined Dec 9, '08.
Posts: 290 (66% Liked)
I like being a nurse, but I wouldn't enjoy working in assisted living either. I know nurses who love the elderly, but would hate pediatrics. There are many areas of nursing I think I would enjoy, and many I wouldn't. Definitely not a red flag to me.
I am also not a morning person, and getting up early is always a challenge. I have done it for the past 10 years, and it really doesn't get easier. I set 2 alarms on my phone, one for 6:43 am and one for 6:44 am. I don't let myself snooze. I get up and immediately take my shower. Usually I feel a bit better after showering. By the time I get to work at 8 am I usually feel much more awake.
On the weekends I try to keep a somewhat earlier schedule then I would naturally prefer. I try to be up by 9:30, or 10:30 if I stay up really late. Life would probably be easier if I stuck to an even earlier schedule on the weekends, but I so look forward to my two days of sleeping later.
(What color scrubs you would be wearing is one of the considerations? Really?)
I go on other internet forums too, and I think for people who don't go around posting all over the internet it can seem really weird and dangerous. And to be fair to the husband it CAN come back and bite you if you aren't careful.
I am really impressed you are getting so much response with no experience. I think you should schedule an interview with any place you can and hear what they are offering before you decide. Med-surg would be an awesome foundation but I would still try to find out more information about all options before choosing.
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