I would really love to hear some feedback on my situation. I am an older new nurse grad. ( Dec. 2013) I got a job at a small privately owned surgical hospital in my city, specializing in back surgery. My three month leadership at the end of school was in pre-op at a large hospital and I learned a lot and decided I really liked working with lots of different patients and its fast paced etc. So when I took this job, the lady that hired me said I would be training in pre-op, but she also wanted me to train in pre-admit making phone calls to patients scheduled for surgery. I basically get a brief history, list of meds and tell them what to expect day of surgery. I have been doing this for 6 months with maybe 6 or 7 days in pre op. I am in a room by myself with very little interaction with anyone and it is really getting boring. I have talked with the lady that hired me and she said she would try to get me more days to train in pre op, but the bottom line is I don't want to be in this area. I want to work directly with patients. Do many nurses do phone interviewing, I mean it seems like i'm not using any of my education and I'm not developing any skills at all. Its the job that none of the nurses want at my hospital. I think they need me more in pre admit, but when she hired me, she acted like this would be temporary. Would love some feedback.