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in your opinion which is more difficult: acute care or med/surge?

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by short cake short cake (New) New

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I am a recent graduate without any medical background. I completed my senior practicum on a med/surge unit, where to be honest, I had a lot of difficulty succeeding (while I did pass my preceptor told me that she thought I could use more experience as my performance was still lacking and wasn't quite what she had seen from other students). Is it a terrible idea for me for apply to an acute care position?

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Could you clarify what you mean by acute care? Generally, acute care refers to nursing in hospital, but there are many specialties within hospitals. Are you looking at applying for a specialty other than med/surg?

Generally, there is a huge learning curve in the first year of nursing. Unfortunately, nursing school doesn't really teach you to be an independent nurse. A new grad nursing residency or a very thorough and supportive orientation is where most learn.

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hmmm to be completely honest, the listing doesn't specify (it only states the position as "acute care" while others have listed theirs as "med/surge")

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