I started my nursing career in a place I always thought I wanted to go, THE OR! This was about a year and a half ago. Now, I should mention, I was from an outpatient surgery center prior to becomming an RN. Over the first few months, I knew it wasn't right for me. It was the people, the drudgery of the large cases, the lack of help! Part of my orientation way back when was in the out outpatient surgery department and I LOOOVED it but thought better of starting there right away. As the months progressed, I hated my job more and more. So, I applied and transferred to the outpatient land of happiness.
I have never made a better decision! No call, no weekends, co-workers are so nice I could die! There is always help, everyone is on the same page, small cases where I can be at peace and breathe while they are going! Love it, love it, LOVE IT! I just thought I would post this so that if any new RN's start in a field where they don't enjoy it they might consider a lateral move! It could change your life!!!
Anyone else experience a joyful lateral move early or late into their career?
(I will not have any talk of me losing my skills! LOL I hear it too much from my ex-coworks anyways!)