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Help!! Med Surg vs Tele Position

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by calexand12 calexand12 (New) New

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Hello my Nurse Colleagues,

  I am here looking for some advice. I have been a nurse for about 8 months now, but only working in nursing homes, and I have my BSN. I was finally offered a job that I thought I really wanted on a tele unit, but I was also offered a job on a med surg/ oncology unit. I graduated in 2018, but took boards twice and finally passed in 2019. Before graduating I took a 2 year break bc I could not afford nursing school, and then went back with only a year left and graduated. I took the med surg position bc I feel as though due to the break I am incompetent in some areas and need to get back to the basics because their is a alot I have forgotten. I also wonder can I learn these same skills on the tele floor even though its specialized, or should I stick to the med surg unit. Also, they are both 12 hour nights, but the tele position is every other weekend, whereas the med surg oncology unit is every 3rd weekend and 12 weeks of training. I'm not sure how long the training is for the tele position. From you guys experience where do you feel I will gain the most knowledge. I really want to be a very good, knowledgeable RN!

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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I'm not sure what med/surg oncology means. Is it all oncology? Is it a mix of oncology and everything else?

Tele would probably be more versatile, but you give no indication of what your long-term goals are. 

It's also unclear if you're already working in med/surg, or just considering two offers?

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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Seems like you have the med-surg position. You need to stay there for a year.   Telemetry is a great skill to learn... do that on your own or with the help of nursing education.

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