I think you misunderstood my statement. I did say , it takes the right kind of person to be a GOOD unit nurse. Now,..let me explain. I realize they are nurses out there who care nothing about what we do. They are happy in the OR, PACU, L &D, Floor,...etc. I also think it takes the right kind of nurse to be a GOOD Floor, OR, (and others) nurse. I admire the floor nurses to be able to take 8 - 10 patients, give all their meds, do all their Tx, and still manage to get out on time. That is organizational skills I will probable NEVER possess.
On the other hand,...I have also worked with some unit nurses,....who didn't seem to have the knowledge (even though they had been in the unit ten years) to be there. I guess that's why there are so many options. Different strokes for different folks!!!
I guess,....there are some people who just go through the motions,...as I'm sure you have seen too. But I truely believe to be GOOD at anything,...your heart has to be in it.
Jessie,...I'm sure you will do fine. Phantom is absolutely correct as far as learning from some of the experienced nurses. Befriend them, and show them your willing to learn. And if they don't come around right away,....don't let that bother you. They will eventually!!