If you’re getting ready to get out and use your nursing degree, you’re probably wondering where you’re going to end up and which area of nursing is going to be easier for you to start with.
Where you start your career can depend on how patient you can afford to be.
Some grads want to dive in head first and will work wherever they can get a job.
Others will wait to get a job in an area of nursing where they have a passion.
There really is no ‘best floor’ because there’s a lot of factors at play.
The ICU or med-surg could be a great experience in one hospital yet horrible in another because of working conditions and staffing levels.
Who you work with can have a greater impact on your experience than the actual type of work you’re doing, so don’t get too caught up in a specific floor or area of nursing.
The best advice is to choose an area that you could see yourself enjoying.
If you discover that it’s not for you, you can always find another job, and take that experience with you.
There’s nothing easy about nursing, especially in the beginning when you’re still finding your feet.
No matter where you find yourself as a new grad you’ll gain experience, so don’t worry too much.