Quote from bellehill
If the unit is staffed I love working med-surg. It is busy, but you never know what the next admission is going to be and you learn so much. I think that makes it kind of fun. Working with a great crew helps too!!!
I second that emotion..........I enjoy med/surg as well---in fact, I like it enough that I'm certified in that specialty.
And it IS a specialty: even though we see pretty much everything, we see a lot
of some things and with time become experts in such disorders as diabetes, CHF, COPD and so on. Every day there's something new, too, so it's impossible to become bored, even though it IS possible to burn out from too much work and too little support. I meet so many interesting people and learn something new every single shift........yes, I do love med/surg!
The only thing is, I don't see myself being physically
able to do this work when I'm 50 or 55, so I'm going to be looking into working in critical care, or become a discharge planner within the next few years; otherwise, I'm quite content with my choice of nursing specialty and will do it as long as I can.