Ok, so I have been working on a surgical inpatient unit for 6 months now (my first job) and all I know for sure is I don't want to stay here. Great hospital, great unit, great coworkers, poor schedule, and I'm not enjoying the type of work I do.. I don't like "floor" nursing. I'm in school for my BSN which I will finish next year and then hopefully start my BSN-DNP courses. When I go to school for my DNP I either want to do Women's health/Midwife, or Family NP. I am not sure which I want to pick and it's hard to know when I don't have any RN OB experience (other than clinicals which I loved). Getting in OB at my hospital is nearly impossible, I can get into surgery there (actually OR) much easier and this too interests me but I am unsure if it will help me once I am in school for my DNP. If there is anyone out there loving what you are doing I want to know about it, maybe it will help me make my decision.
So what do you think I should do
A) Get a job in OB quick, so you can see if you like it!
B) You are happy with the hospital you work at so don't leave. Get a job in surgery you will love it!
C) Have you considered ER or ICU? They are great places to work and you will learn so much and be happier than on the floor!
D) Just get a job in an ambulatory care center or an urgent care. They are fast paced but more fun to work at you will enjoy it much more.
Come on people help me find a direction to go in!!!