MED/Surg stinks! - page 2

Ok....I have resisted my urge to whine for a while now, but can resist no more! MED/Surg stinks! I am sick to death of it! (ok, no one remind me that this is the real meat and potatoes of nursing,... Read More

  1. by   RNConnieF
    Latch on the the best floor nurse every clinical day, you'll learn a lot of Med/Surg AND you'll learn all the inside tips from the nurses who really do it.
  2. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Vsummer1
    I really admire and enjoy working with my clinical instructor. I am very lucky to have been ASSIGNED to her for my first semester.
    Mine too, she is GREAT.. what a relief I look forward to ea. and every day with her!
  3. by   Agnus
    Here's something to think about.
    The areas of medsurg I hated I am now facinated with and love now that I am an RN. You will continue to learn for the rest of your life. The more I learn about those areas I hated in shool the more I am awed and in love with them.

    I really thought I learned nothing in Pharm. I did though and boy am I learning now. Once I started actually working I began to understand the drugs and thier functions better.

    I don't do well with theories if that is all I am taught. Once I can see them applied then it makes sense and I want to learn more.

    P. S. go right ahead and whine that is what we are here for.

    Currently working on RN to BSN
    Last edit by Agnus on Oct 19, '02
  4. by   Patsfan
    And try to think of those awful instructors as a preparation for the wretched managers you will endure when you finally become a nurse!!!
  5. by   MS Nurse
    I also did not like Med/Surg, while I was in the nursing program. We had nurses that actually hid the thermometers on the floor,from us nursing students! All the medications and the procedures that are done, it was a nigthmare and I was scared to death going to clinicals. I also said to myself " no Med/Surg for me!" When I graduated, I moved to another state and found a job where? Med/Surg!! I thought ok, I will try it at least one time. I absolutely LOVE it now! I learn something new everyday, my co-workers are all great. We have a few poopy doc's and 1 or 2 nurses with attitudes, but overall I would not trade floors with anyone! So, you never really know!! It's different when you actually start to work and are not seen as a student.