I have been out of nursing school 2 years now ( I can't believe it has been that long) and I have yet to find a "home" (speciality) in nursing. . .I feel SO LOST!!!! I envy my friends that knew exactly what area of speciality they wanted to go in right out of school. . . . .here I am 2 years later don't have a clue . . .
I know I don't want ER, OR, or med/surg,
This is what I have done for 2 years
1. Med/Surg/Oncology floor 8 months. . right after school. . . ..I know I don't want to do that the rest of my career. . .but very good knowlegde experience
2. Community public health nurse. . .nice cush job!!!!! No real patient care. . .alot of education and teaching to pt,. . .at least where I worked. We moved so I had to quit. (military)
Home health. . .(to many miles to travel from pt to pt)
3. Outpatient Surgery center. . . . .liked that but huge turnover in mangement. . . .so I didn't stay. . .
4. Now I am at a doctors office. . .which I really enjoy. . alot of patient interaction. I give injections, triage pt, draw blood, assist md, . . . . . but I want to also do PT at a hospital so I don't loss my hosptial skills. . . .the few I have anyway.
So there you have it. . . .that has been my 2 years. . . . . .
The reason I am considering ICU or SICU is I really want to focus on patient care. . . . .the biggest reason for hating floor med surg was the number of pts. . . . . .not the work!!!!!! I want to grow. . . .I want to be knowledgeable. . .I WANT TO SPECIALIZE. I want to be good in one area.
I have no idea whether to start in ICU, CCU, SICU, MICU. CVICU.
Around where I live the hospitals do not have shadow programs. . .I would be more than happy to spend time in any one of these units to see what really goes on. . . .
So if you had to pick for me what would you choose. . .
Sorry this is so long. . . . . .I just am really fustrated and need help.
any advice would be greatly appreciated.