I'm not against it, I just think that it will be easier for a new grad to have some previous acute care experience. That said, if you can find a good hospital dialysis unit (I would not recommend an outpatient clinic) that is willing to train you, then I think you have a good chance at succeeding. One of my colleagues started as a new grad and is certainly holding her own. (She just needs some help with some unfamiliar general hospital nursing procedues, but to be honest, so do I - even after a year in med/surg 8 years ago).
If you're older and "mature", then you are also more likely to know what really interests you (so a lack of "general nursing experience", which might limit your options later, would not be such a great concern). My response to a 20-year-old in another thread was partially due to her age (and the possibility that she would want to pursue another area of nursing later).
Best of luck to you!
P.S. I have to agree with you, med/surg can be a nightmare
I learned a lot, but at what price... You will probably find the pace of dialysis, if you can find a good unit (and don't mind call
), to be much better.