What did I REALLY know as an ER nurse?

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As I have written lately, I changed jobs.  I thought if I was going to try something, I would try something new.  I decided to take a position in a Cardiology clinic.  I have learned so much in the few short weeks I have been there.  I realized how little I know about cardiology, and how much I thought I knew.  I thought being able to read an EKG would be enough, boy was I wrong.
But, during this time I discovered something very important about myself.  I am an Emergency Room nurse.  I know ER nursing.  I am good at ER nursing.

The one thing I didn’t like about being an ER nurse all these years was that I didn’t know a lot about anything.  Let’s face it, an ER nurse knows a little bit about a lot of stuff.  I had focused most of my career as an ER nurse on cardiology because I wanted to know a lot about something, but now I realize I didn’t really know much at all.

One day I will go back to ER nursing, and being able to take what I am learning now, working directly with an amazing group of cardiologist will make me an even better ER nurse.

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