Many of you know I have worked on the same pediatric unit at MUSC Children's Hospital ever since I graduated from nursing school and moved down here in December of 2006. I've been through the ups and downs, seen the floor go through many changes, even moving to a new unit, and seen many co-workers come and go. It's a 25 bed general med-surg floor, where we take care of just about anything and everything that could happen to 6-18 year olds... from asthma attacks to cystic fibrosis to progeria to broken bones to spinal fusions to pectus repairs to ostomies to trachs to muscular dystrophy... I feel like I've seen so much. However, after four and a half years, I was ready for a change.
Today, I interviewed for, was offered, and accepted the position of a Meduflex RN for MUSC. Basically, I will be a "floating nurse", and will get to work on all the general pediatric floors within the Children's Hospital. So, the infant/toddler unit (which I'll admit, I was never a fan of before I had Alli... but now I LOVE the babies!), the hematology/oncology (cancer) floor, and the cardiac unit. I'm excited for the new experiences, new people, and flexibility this will offer me. The manager of the Meduflex team, who actually happened to be a prior co-worker on 7East, told me I may be able to do newborn nursery, mother/baby, and some other types of units to expand my knowledge and skills as well. I'm so, so excited about this change!!