(Closed) Calling all nurses, what is your specialty and how do you like it?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: Whats your specialty?
    Med-surg : (1 votes)
    11 %
    ICU : (1 votes)
    11 %
    IMCU : (0 votes)
    OR : (1 votes)
    11 %
    ER : (2 votes)
    22 %
    PACU : (0 votes)
    Home health : (0 votes)
    OB/GYN : (0 votes)
    Ortho : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Duckie731:  I work in Peds and I love it. Prior to working in Peds, I worked Oral/Maxillofacial Surg, floated Gen Surg and had a brief stint in CV Surg (but I couldn’t get enough hours, so I left). I know what you mean about day shifts being so hectic … I didn’t see myself long-term in those areas prior to finding Peds. Now I love going to work, regardless of the shift.

    What did you decide to do? Did you make a change? Everyone I know in OR/PACU/Day Surg absolutely loves it!

    Post # 4
    Member
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Until a month ago, I was day shift float pool for med-surg. On any given day, I floated to:

    -oncology

    -cardiology/telemetry

    -medical

    -gen surg/ENT surg/specialty surg

    -neurology/neurosurgery

    -orthopedics

    aaand occasionally the psych holding pod in the ED.

    It was a great experience for, well, the experience, but it was also crazy hectic! Also, bc I worked 12h days, but many of the med-surg units have a mix of 8 and 12h workers, I would sometimes have to float out to a different unit at 1500…and by sometimes, I mean maybe 1/3 of the time. Super hard!

    A month ago, though, I was finally able to make my transition into peds!!! <3 it and am so happy to be where I am. I’m on nights instead of days, but am starting to get used to the new sleep schedule.

    Good luck with the OR, if that’s where you go next! I hope you end up loving whatever you do 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    470 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Ugh, yeah, I hated split shifts. They were SUCH a pain! That’s the best part about not floating anymore, hands down!

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