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RN MEDSURG , L&D or PSYCH

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Has 7 years experience.

Hello

Just needing some quick advice or general experience that you may have had in your nursing career. I am a relatively new RN I've been a RN for about 2 months now and I have a job offer for med-surg that requires me to move out of state East Chicago to be exact and I also have an interview for labor and delivery or their psych unit at a local hospital in my hometown. This would be my first job as an RN , right now I'm working in a physician's office I roll transitioned from a LPN  to an RN.which unfortunately they do not need a RN on staff. I just need some advice 4 what area might be best for a new nurses.

I know they say that it's best to get med-surg experience and I agree I'm just really nervous the hospital that I'm going to is relatively small and they told me that they'll give me three months of orientation I think the patient ratio is 6 to 1. So far everyone on the unit from my interview seems really nice and I think I could definitely learn a lot. Just really nervous to start working my goal in life is just to be the best confident & safe nurse so I can be.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Sour Lemon

Has 11 years experience.

1 hour ago, bound&determined91 said:

Hello

Just needing some quick advice or general experience that you may have had in your nursing career. I am a relatively new RN I've been a RN for about 2 months now and I have a job offer for med-surg that requires me to move out of state East Chicago to be exact and I also have an interview for labor and delivery or their psych unit at a local hospital in my hometown. This would be my first job as an RN , right now I'm working in a physician's office I roll transitioned from a LPN  to an RN.which unfortunately they do not need a RN on staff. I just need some advice 4 what area might be best for a new nurses.

I know they say that it's best to get med-surg experience and I agree I'm just really nervous the hospital that I'm going to is relatively small and they told me that they'll give me three months of orientation I think the patient ratio is 6 to 1. So far everyone on the unit from my interview seems really nice and I think I could definitely learn a lot. Just really nervous to start working my goal in life is just to be the best confident & safe nurse so I can be.

Thanks for reading 🙂

What's "best" actually depends on your long term goals. "Safe and confident" is rather broad and can be achieved in any area.

I wouldn't move for a specific specialty, unless it were something I highly desired and had no chance of in my home city.

EDNURSE20, BSN

Specializes in ED, med-surg, peri op. Has 4 years experience.

unless your actually interested in l&d or psych I would go for med surg. 

Nothing wrong with small hospitals. Personally from my experience staff are much nicer, less politics and better relationships between  drs/nurses/mdt. Plus More chances to advance your career, because there’s less competition. 

I started in a small hospital and I think it gave me the best start as a nurse. The skills/knowledge I learnt and the opportunities I had was much better than big hospitals. 

 

bound&determined91, ADN, LPN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

On 10/18/2020 at 11:15 PM, EDNURSE20 said:

unless your actually interested in l&d or psych I would go for med surg. 

Nothing wrong with small hospitals. Personally from my experience staff are much nicer, less politics and better relationships between  drs/nurses/mdt. Plus More chances to advance your career, because there’s less competition. 

I started in a small hospital and I think it gave me the best start as a nurse. The skills/knowledge I learnt and the opportunities I had was much better than big hospitals. 

 

Thank you, I like the vibe that I got there and have accepted the position for med-surg. Just nervous in a good way.