Part of my orientation requirements for the hospital where I work is to spend 4 hours rounding with the wound care nurse. I finally got it done today.
As we went around the hospital we were talking. You have to say something when your with another person for that amount of time.
She was funny. At about our third patient she started asking me how I got into critical care. By our fourth patient a cancer patient she was almost having a conniption.
It went something like this.
Her- Why aren't you on 5 South (the cancer unit)? You are a cancer nurse. Don't you know your trying to fit a square peg into a round hole? You aren't the type to be an ICU nurse. You like to talk to people.
Me--Did I tell you I worked in oncology?
Her- No, you mentioned you learned skin care in hospice. If you worked in hospice you had to work in cancer.
Me- Everyone says it hasn't been long enough to really judge. To be fair I should stay for at least 6 months.
Her- Yeah, right you are a slow learner, you need more time.
Me- Yep, my favorite color is clear.
Her- I know the manger in oncology I am going to tell her about you. You aren't going to be happy here until you get over there.
Me- Should I pay her? All this clarity in 3 hours?
Is this a sign?