So my first week of work is done & I have to say, this job seriously stinks. I mean I knew what this job would entail but boy am I thankful that this will only be for a year. I DO NOT understand how people do this job for years. And furthermore I don't understand how nurses CHOOSE to pick up tech shifts, uh no thank you! If I needed extra shifts that bad I would just find another job in a different place. I can pretty much promise that once I become a RN I will NOT be picking up tech shifts for extra money, that's seriously cray cray. Also, I don't understand how these nurses can work at the same place for 35 years. Talk about BORING. Again, no thank you. Of course I don't plan on doing floor nursing for any longer than it takes me to get my NP license, but even if I were planning on being a floor nurse, it wouldn't be in Med/Surg and it DEFINITELY wouldn't be in Med/Surg at this hospital. At least in the hospital where we do our clinicals there's a rehab floor where they send all the long term, really acute patients. But where I work there's only 2 Med/Surg floors & basically the 2nd floor is kind of like LTC. THAT for 35 years, HEEEECK NO!! And lastly working on these types of patients has just about secured the thought that I do NOT want to do adults.
When I graduate next May my initial thought was to get my FNP so that I would be able to apply to a wide variety of jobs, but after this week (and yes it's only taken me a week to come to this conclusion) I can pretty much say that I think I'm going to be going for my PNP instead. Every opportunity that I can think of that I might be interested in (ER, Critical Care, opening my own practice etc.) I can do with Peds. I mean half of the population is children right? Either way all I know is that this job looks good on my resume & it provides a paycheck. Thank goodness it's only for a year!!