Ruined for all other specialties?

  1. After a couple years in a fast paced, busy jail, I took a clinic job in the field that has always interested me.

    I'm horrified to find that I'm so bored I want to pull my hair out. The science of the specialty interests me, but from a nursing perspective, I have no autonomy and feel like all I do is enter orders/appointments and give a few injections.

    Anyone else go to a specialty after Corrections? I'm thinking that other than the ED or Critical Care, I may be ruined by the need for excitement and high pressure.
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  3. by   Orca
    I am well past the need for adrenaline in my career. Corrections is very likely my last stop. There is a big difference between prisons and jails, and you might find prisons more to your liking.
  4. by   NurseCard
    I think she means, corrections was high paced and exciting, and she is bored by her new clinic job. Right?

    I'm about to start a job in a state prison, my first ever corrections position. I too hope it is my last stop, and also desire something low in adrenaline production.