Thanks for starting this thread!
I have my BSN, and am working in a busy ER two days a week. This is the first time in 10 years I have worked during the day, during the week! For the last 10 yrs I have worked nights and weekends, so i can be home during the week, and the kids were with their dad when I was at work or sleeping. Nursing can really be flexible and workable.
I like the ER, but i loved working in the ICU better. Cardiovascular Intensive Care specifically. Open heart patienst rock my world. I loved it so much, that I couldnt sleep the night before a shift because I would be so excited.
And when I recert'd in ACLS last week, I saw a helicopter landing on the helipad, and my heart rate increased to 120
Ahhhh...the blood pumping adrenalin rush.