I would love to hear from any second degree/ career nurses about their advice/ experience the first few years after graduation.
I left my first career because I wanted to find something where I felt like I was helping people and making a difference (my first career paid well but was totally meaningless). I was inspired to go into nursing after watching an amazing team of hospice nurses care for my grandfather.
My med surg rotations have been good, however I don't feel like I get to really interact with my patients ( I just feel like its, IV start Med Pass, check tele e.t.c with really minimal patient interaction).
I am graduating in a few months from an ELMSN program and am interested in PHN, Home Health and Hospice. I want to start a family in the next couple years and want to build a career where I feel like I am providing both excellent and personal care while also balancing my family life. I hear from so many people that I need to spend a year or two in Med Surg before moving onto something else. Has this been true in your experience?
I would love to hear anyone's experience going into nursing as a second career who was concerned about balancing family and doing a good job at work.