If you are organized and have good assessment skills you will be fine in m/s. I work at a hospital and it is still all about med passing with sick patients depending on you to relay info they won't give right out to the DR. I think the worse part of hospital for me is the paperwork! And I work in a hospital that has EMRs. Then, you have the Dr. taking your chart and writing even more for you to do. Then you have the pharmacy taking their sweet time getting your meds to you. Then there are the family members who mean well but expect their member to be treated as if they were the only one on the floor. My day goes like this:
I start passing meds at 0730. I then turn back around and collect the 0900 meds. After that, I try to work on my assessments for the 6-7 pts I have. While doing this, my pts are racking up tasks for me and my CNA . By the time I get this done, it is time to pass meds again. I then try to get dressings changed, vitals again and look at the charts to see what the Dr. wrote on his/her rounds. I have to fax the orders to the pharmacy and verify orders I can't read. THEN.... there is the wonderful admissions and discharges. Yesterday, we had 9 admissions on a 21 bed floor. Talk about rough. A long, drawn out process with lots and lots of paperwork. I am on my feet all day long, the only time sitting down is at lunch which usually offers me a 15-20 min break before someone is paging me to get something done for a pt. Now, that is where I work. I am sure that every hospital is different but I have worked in two and they were pretty much the same. Bedside nursing is hard, fast and wears you out even if you manage to get it real organized. It burns you out quick. Just try it... some people love it and were made for it. Others soon realize that it s not for them. Good luck in whatever you decide.