Hello nurses! I am currently a nursing student who will be graduating this December. I recently applied for a position as a patient care tech/care partner/clin/nurse aide (whatever term they are using at the hospital which pretty much all mean the same thing) and got offered a position to work in the transitional care unit or the resource pool. I'm super interested in respiratory care and mechanical ventilators, but I'm thinking that the resource pool would be a better option since I'm still in nursing school
and not exactly sure which specialty area I would like to practice in. Any thoughts/ideas on this? I've heard good and bad comments about being in the resource pool as an R.N. but I think it would be great to expose me to all the different areas and help me decide what I like best before I graduate this December. I'm thinking that the flexibility in hours might prove helpful when I go from part-time to a full time class load over the summer. It will also let me meet different nurse managers so I might be in a better position when I'm applying for an R.N. job. Do you think all the different areas will just be too overwhelming, or do you recommend it as a great learning experience for a student? Has anyone else ever tried this as a nursing student? How about as a nurse? Thanks!