No nights, no weekends, no holidays, no on call issues.
The patients are only there for 1 to 2 hour prior to surgery, then 1 - 2 hours after surgery. No long term extended stays where patients, family, and nurses start getting tired and irritated with each other.
Staff is less stressed, patients are bottom line healthy enough to tolerate day surgery, no high pressure seriously ill patients, medications, or treatments to deal with. You don't get any unexpected admits. Patients are scheduled several days to weeks in advance. Come in as scheduled. (Okay a few rare, same day add ons maybe.)
You usually have time to interact with your patient and their family, do patient teaching, get to know them and their family.
Everyone, patients, staff, family is usually relaxed and even happy!!!!! It is an easy, low stress, job. Patients are usually happy and relieved to finally to get their hernia out or bunion fixed etc.
You lose your skilled nursing CSU, NICU skills. But any area of nursing you work you gain some skills and knowledge and lose other skills and knowledge.
Can't think of any other cons!!!!!!!