I am a RN, BSN that has been working in research for 8 years now. I had minimal hospital exposure prior to this job. I would like to get into critical care but there's no hospital in my area (southern New England) that offers a preceptorship into the specialty. They tell me I need to do med/surg first. I experienced enough med/surg to know I don't really care for it.
Here's another thing..my friends who are hospital nurses tell me not to do it! That I have a good thing now (mon-fri, no holidays/weekends, decent $). and should stick with it. But I'm bored & unchallenged & feel I've limited myself to this one career. ADVICE PLEASE!!!!