Hello all, I'm a new nurse and miserable. I'm going to vent a little and seek any advice you may have. Sorry this is so long!
I guess I should start off by saying I've always disliked med/surg throughout nursing school. The reasons I wanted to be a nurse were for pretty unconventional reasons: 1) I have a great interest in Medical Aesthetics because I'm creative and love to help people feel better about themselves 2) I've also had a great interested in the Operating Room/Recovery because having outpatient surgery as a child is what sparked my interested in wanting to be a nurse in the first place.
Before nursing school, I didn't write off bedside nursing completely because I didn't know if I would happen to enjoy it. However, as I mentioned earlier, while in nursing school I realized that I really disliked med/surg and working at the bedside. However, I also found that I enjoyed L&D and NICU.
When applying for jobs, I was told by every nurse around me that I absolutely needed med/surg and bedside experience for at least 1 year- the same tune that everyone normally sings. Aside from that, all the jobs that I truly wanted required experience in that field (OR wants OR experience, med spas in Florida want Nurse Practitioners for injectors with experience)
I couldn't find anyone willing to train a new grad in their specialty of choice so off to med/surg I went.
So, I've been on a med/surg floor for about 3 months now. And to no surprise at all, I hate it. I despise everything about it- I won't go into detail and list every single thing I hate, because it's truly everything. I should point out that my floor itself is not that bad, which, to me, really validates my feelings that med/surg is just not for me and not my niche. I'm currently on orientation as a full-time employee however I've been hired for a per diem position. Everyday I fantasize about the day I can leave and work somewhere that I'll be truly happy. I've started to get anxiety before work and what feels like a depressing state. I just want OUT! According the the employee handbook, I can transfer to another floor or facility (there are 4 other facilities) after 6 months of employment. If I find a position that I really want, do you think it would look poorly on me if I were to apply/transfer after 6 months of being on my current floor? Even though I'm staying within the same hospital/company?
Also, if you know of any other nursing jobs you think I'd enjoy please give me some ideas!