I am looking for some advice regarding a change in my nursing career. I have been a RN for about 2.5 years now. My first 6 months I spent as a RN at a long-term care/rehab facility. From there I went to a very large, busy, teaching hospital on a very busy inpatient gyn-oncology floor. I have been there for 2 years now.
I am looking for a change. The hospital setting has become too stressful and the demands put on the nurses are becoming increasingly difficult and unreasonable. Though I dearly love my co-workers and patients, the setting is too high stress. I hate the feeling of dread and nerves that comes over me before every shift!
I have looked into doctor office positions, but there are none available in my area.
I am looking for more information regarding outpatient dialysis. There is a place near my home that is hiring for both a hemodialysis RN and a peritoneal dialysis RN. I have a little bit of peritoneal dialysis experience. How is the training? What can I expect as far as workload/stress in the outpatient setting?
Any info. or other ideas for a change would be greatly appreciated!