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by Lincgrey Lincgrey (Member) Member

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Anyone here start with a graduate nurse residency in Med Surg and actually like it? I was offered a med surg (neuro) residency position ( for which I have to sign a 2 year, $10k contract) and all the reviews I come across are of nurses hating it, wanting to break their contract, feeling overwhelmed to the point of seeking anxiety medication or dreding their next shift. I want med surg experience and I am happy to have landed this job, but having read as much as i have on the topic- I am second guessing my decision. Anyone LOVE med surge? Anyone enjoy a med surg residency? Id love some feed back.

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Honestly, I would be more worried that they are giving a new grad a 10k sign on bonus... That would be a bigger red flag for me. Unless I am reading that wrong? As to your actual question, I think there is merit to med surg and that you can learn a lot about time management and prioritization on the floor. Everything is what you make of it and unit culture has a lot to do with it... which brings me back to the sign on bonus for a new grad and makes me wonder why they would have to do that.

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So it is not a sign on bonus, but a graduate Nurse residency contract. Essentially they will give me 12 weeks of orientation/ class room and I will give them 2 years employment. If I do not stay with the hospital in my unit for 2 years, I have to pay them up to $10k in training repayment.

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Aliyune specializes in Telemetry.

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I'm starting a Tele residency here in just over a week, but I have tons of nursing friends in different semesters that have finished their own Med Surg residencies. Honestly I've only ever heard great things. They'll say med-surg can be a bit more chaotic but they love it and love learning so much each day. I'm also in TX [DFW area] so hopefully your experience will be similar. It's not as 'glamorous' sounding as ICU or ER but all my friends really are enjoying their job so far. I saw a lot of posts like you're talking about when I first started searching but I think it's a case of the 'vocal minority' honestly. Just have an open mind and be a sponge. :)

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