I've been in med-surg and tele for more than 10 years as an RN. When people refer to floor nursing, do you guys also include ICU or any area/unit where the patient is admitted as inpatient? what about ER, can that be considered floor nursing, seems like most of what I hear as "floor" nursing is mainly from units like med-surg tele, orthox, and step-down. I don't like it when I tell other people nurses that I'm a med-surg tele nurse. They just look down on me,and then they ask me how much I make, and I tell them $xx amount per hour, and they have a smirked in their face and act like "I make so much more for doing an easier job as a nurse" if I win the lottery, man I'm gonna make those people eat their own ****.
but but yes there are jobs for inexperienced nurse besides floor nursing. Although it would be good to gain 1 year experience in a hospital. Places where I've seen new nurses hired are mental health, correctional/prison, public health. I know this one nurse with no experience hired by the state correctional facility and now she is a director of nursing after just 6 months into the job because her boss resigned and she took over it. Sometimes you just have to be lucky and land a good position, but for the most part you take what you can get in floor nursing.