I'm just curious to find out how people fell into their area of specialty. How did you know that's what you wanted to do? I have only been a nurse for 3 years. I worked for a year on a Med/Surg floor, which I hated. Then I did a year in the ER. I loved it at first, but near the end my ER became very poorly staffed and I became concerned that something bad was going to happen. I entered an OR nurse training program 9 months ago, because I thought OR nursing seemed interesting and something I might enjoy (and the lack of weekends, holidays, and nights appealed to me). However, I don't really think it's for me. I don't dislike it, but I actually miss patient contact (which I never thought I would) and giving meds, etc. And I'm tired of walking around on eggshells waiting for the surgeons to explode. But I hesitate to switch to another position yet again. Looking at my resume it appears that I only stay at jobs for 1 year then move on
But I really want to love what I do. Lately, all I do is complain about nursing and how I wish I hadn't gone back to school to do it. And I'm tired of listening to me complain! So, how did you decide what you wanted to do?