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by jrb1201 jrb1201 (New) New

jrb1201 has 1 years experience .

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Hi, I have been a nurse for two years now. I started on an inpatient rehab unit as a new grad, where I am still currently working. I work on night shift and I am looking to make a transition to day shift due to trouble adapting to nights. I have been looking into transfer options at the hospital where I work, mainly to gain more experience. I am in a dilemma and I'm not sure what do, so I am seeking some advice.

My nurse manager for the rehab floor, offered me a position on days. I also, put in a transfer application for a med-surg/oncology floor for days as well. I have been offered an interview. for the med-surg floor. I am familiar with rehab care, but my unit is not very skilled based. Ratios are 1:6. Patients are usually in therapy for about three hours a day.

The med-surg floor is 1:5 on days, extremely busy, but would give me more nursing experience. I don't dislike my current job. I have heard horror stories about med-surg and that does make me a little nervous. Plus if I transfer and I dislike it, I would be stuck there for one year. Future goals as RN is to eventually leave bedside nursing and pursue other options. Please feel free to give advice.

Thanks

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I tend to be conservative to a fault. What does your gut tell you? See how you feel about the transfer after you interview.

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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Five med-surg patients on day shift is extremely busy. When you interview, could you request to shadow for a day (even if you had to do it on your own time)?

I think if you give yourself a bit of exposure to the unit, your intuition could kick in and direct you further. Good luck!

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