Hey there (long post ahead),
So this is my first post on here and I am hoping for some sound advice. I am a new grad nurse and have been at my first nursing job now for 2 months. I work in an outpatient setting at a pediatric clinic and am getting kind of discouraged. Throughout all of nursing school
I was interested in hospital-based care and got most all of my experience as inpatient. I loved it and did not necessarily have a favorite specialty. Towards the end of school i had an interest in pediatrics and found a job in the field that i was very excited about, despite it not being inpatient. I was excited, but apprehensive taking the job at first because i knew it wasn't going to be very skilled based, but I took the job anyways. Fast forward to now, I am feeling very discouraged because I do not get to utilize as much of my nursing knowledge and skills as I would like and am in an office doing computer/phone work most of the time. I know it is early, but I am also very sure-footed mpst of the time and don't think I am giving myself an opportunity to utilize my bedside skills and care. I love the company and my coworkers, but find myself getting very "bored." In conjunction, my husband is having an IMPOSSIBLE time finding a job in the area as well as a home for us that we need within the next couple months, and would really like to move to another state. It was pur original plan to move to another state after graduation, but we did not have enough money originally to do so. I have always wanted to consider travel nursing and my husband is fully supportive of the idea. In my mind, I know that 2-3 months seems way too soon to leave a job and I am so hesitatant to disappoint my current employer that I am having difficulty justifying leaving so soon, but I know I am going to continue being unhappy with my current job responsibilities. Help, I need advice! Thank you!