I was a med/surg nurse for 2 years out of nursing school
. I got tired of that. I worked at a small hospital and seen the same patients over and over all the time. They would get "healed" and go home and come back again for the same stuff. I did not feel effective at all. Our hospital can have anywhere from 2 to 35 patients. We had 4 nurses scheduled so sometimes it was too much, sometimes no aide! Right at that time, there was a L&D job opening at a hospital an hour away from me. L&D is what I really loved in school. I applied and got the job! I was so excited. I have been here for 5 months and I don't like it. It's not what I thought it would be. The hospital I am at is high risk so we get lots of emergencies and scary situations all the time. I don't like not knowing what will happen in a moment's notice. I know med/surg can be like that but I don't go to the OR with the patient and we can send them to ICU. I recently seen a job posting for Davita Dialysis outpatient clinic. It is only 15 minutes away from my house. I'm unsure if I would like it though. I'm just trying to find the place in nursing that makes me happy. It will be a M, W, F 12 hour shifts. I like knowing what days I will work and that it's day shift. Should I apply?? It's closer to my house and I know things can happen but I will know for the most part how my day will go. Makes me less anxious. I do hate I've only been in L&D for 5 months but I don't know this opportunity will come often (I live in a small town, and not even saying I would get it).