Published Apr 25, 2003
Ok, so I left 3 years of ER to go to Public Health. Hate it. Tomorrow have an interview in different ER. My question is, 8 months after being away, can you go back and how hard do you think it will be to get back into the swing of things? Smaller ER, GREAT staff. Some say that it takes a special person to be an ER nurse. I say it takes a special person to do any specialty (and these days EVERY unitor section is a specialty!!!). I think it takes a really special person to work public health. I feel like my skills are wasting away, like I'm a big faker. I know what to do when your having an MI, but need a hospital bed at home, boy, I don't know what to tell ya! Call the DME places in the phone book; you don't need me to do that for you! I really miss acute care, and the ER I am interviewing in has very few of the problems that the previous ER had, especially because the nurse manager actually advocates FOR her staff. Any well wishes are appreciated!!!
altomga, ADN, BSN, MSN, DNP, RN, APRN
Amy..Sounds like you are thirsting for action! I will agree that it takes a special person to work Public Health....but it takes a special nurse to work any floor/unit, service...I personally could not stand to work on a strictly cardiac floor, but those nurses could not stand to work my Medical Floor...That's what is great about nursing..something different for all of us.
You've only been gone for 8 mos.......I thought I would be a little "off" when I came back from 3mos of maternity leave....let me tell you..after the first night it never felt like I had been gone at all!!
You will DO GREAT:)
Sounds like your heart is in ER. Good luck girl!
your skills will be as good as ever, if not honed by what you learned at public health (might be surprised what you learned there)..............plus, the breather will have sharpened your focus..........go for it and good luck
i am CERTAIN (from seeing all the ER openings in hospitals around here anyhow) you would be grabbed up in a New York MINUTE! Good luck. You seem to know what is right for you.
Sending well-wishes your way Amy for the best in whatever you decide to do!
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