Friday, February 01, 2008

One of the Best Things about Nursing

I find it funny that I am writing this now considering my last post.

But nevermind. One of the best things about nursing is that you are qualified to do so many things. The options are almost unlimited. You get tired of one area, you go to another. And for people like me, people who thrive on change and learning new things, this is a serious plus.

Starting next weekend, I will no longer work in adult general medicine/nephrology. I will work in the pediatric intensive care unit at the same hospital.

This was a huge decision for me. Because of the intense orientation program I need to complete, I was told I would not be able to continue graduate school and do this new job. So I needed to pick. I chose to delay school for a year to do this. I don't know if it was the right decision. I had planned on getting through school as quickly as possible in order to go on with my real dream: serving the Lord internationally somehow related to health care. But I feel good about it now that the 'down year' is halfway over. But I found out later that I had to take one class to keep my spot in the program, so I am still doing school and orientation, just not as much school as I would have.

I'm excited to work with younger ones and their families. I love working with crisis situations, and when parents have a kid in the PICU, they are scared out of their mind. I love teaching and helping people understand what is going on, so I think this will be a good fit for me. Plus, not that I have learned everything, but I feel stagnated on my current unit. I need a change. So here we go.

2 comments:

The Kendalls said...

Hey Sarah! I just read two of your posts and they CRACK me up... I'm gonna add you to our list of people to read on our blog, if that's okay :) (It's briandbritt.blogspot.com) I'm gonna keep up with all your experiences and travels from now on... looks like you're on a great track and I'm so excited for you! Love, Brittany

Em said...

We're so excited to have you in the PICU! :)