First and foremost I want to say how wonderful of a community this place is. Lot's of great advice, information, and solid vents. I come here every day to read (rarely comment) much of your experienced postings.
I've been an RN for over a year, and hav worked on a Med/Surg (primarily Surgical) unit for over a year. I relocated to a smaller hospital after ADN school, and have really enjoyed it.
I have great co-workers, solid 7a-7p hours, and am respected and well liked by patients and co-workers.
Here's my problem: I hate the city where I live. I relocated down here from the city because I didn't want to make the commute (like two of my peers made).
After a solid year of acute care experience, I have applied to two hospitals back in the city and have gotten interviews for both.
One is a cardiology unit, and the other is for an ER position. I just had a telephone interview about 10mins ago for the ER position and thought it went pretty well. I'm always a glass half empty type of guy, so I know there could always be improvement with anything. My face to face interview for the ER position is on the 11/21.
I think the ER would be an awesome place to work, but I am quite nervous about it. I have lots of stress on my unit, but I think the ER would be WAY more stressful and acute. I'm still 23 and feel as if I can find another 'niche', thus is why I applied for the ER position.
On top of that, I would also be coming back home to the city.
I question if I can keep up with the hectic/stressful chaos of an ER.... but I don't know if that's just my 'glass half empty' self talking.
I love my job and co-workers, but I'm tired of where I live. There is nothing to do...
This ER position would be back home, with better pay (higher cost of living too); but will it be worth it? I'm excited but hesitant...
Am I selfish for wanting to leave a good job/co-workers that I am comfortable with after so far one year?
Any input/advice is welcomed.