Changes. Not normally a fan of those. But, there always comes a time when a change is needed. That time came for me about a month ago when after 12 1/2 years I left the ER and joined the Diabetes Team to become a Diabetic Educator. It has been a lot like leaving home for the first time. The ER raised me from a brand- spanking new - 21 year old - fresh out of school - baby nurse, to a real grown up nurse. There comes a time when everyone must leave the comforts of home.
While I miss the ER tremendously, I really do love my new job. I am learning so many new things and the people I work with are so nice and have welcomed me with open arms (literally!) I love teaching the families of the newly diagnosed diabetic patients how to care for their children. Plus the fact that I get to work like a normal person is a big bonus!