I am going to be a new grad in May...(hopefully after passing NCLEX!!).
From doing clinicals, I have found that my heart is really into hospice. My philosophy is so much of the hospice fundamentals. Alot of my classmates want to get into different areas of nursing and think I am crazy to want to work with the dying. I feel like it is my calling to bring comfort and peace to those at the end of their lives. I had a friend who died of cancer a few years ago. We spoke of her impending death and what she wanted. She had come to terms as best as she could with her diagnosis and prognosis, but her biggest concern was being in pain. Thank God, she didnt know the suffering that so many have to endure. I worked in psych for 16 years and so I think I can appreciate the emotional and psychological processes that occur with the patient and the family. Ok, so here is my question: Do hospices hire new grads and what are your thoughts and feelings of a new grad going into hospice.
Thanks, I appreciate your comments,