Okay everyone here's the deal...I'm an LVN who works in the Newborn Nursery unit. I have almost 6yrs of experience in this area and approx. 8 months experience in Med-Surg. I have been contemplating for about 3yrs now that I really want to try travel nursing. The first problem I am facing is that most travel nursing jobs are usually med-surg or telemetry etc. things that I have forgotten or don't know how to do. I would l love to obtain skills in other areas of nursing, but I'm afraid at this time because Newborn Nursery with a little NicuII and Post Partum is all I practically know. I really enjoy working with newborns. Yeah, I could try those other areas too, but I'm really no big fan of NicuII and PPU. I'm so frustrated and depressed by this. I plan on signing up with Excelsior sometime in 2007 to work on obtaining my RN licensure. Second problem is that I don't want to wait till I'm finished with the program even though I want to already be an RN before doing travel nursing. I'm just so confused and mad at myself for not becoming an RN sooner.
I don't mean to be so inpatient but I feel like I'm stuck..not to mention I don't want to go thru the drama again of dealing with nurses who are so devious and so cruel to other nurses not offering teamwork in assisting their fellow co-workers, especially when they find out you're with an agency. It's so ignorant and childish!
Sorry so long and for all the venting...Any helpful advice????