I have a very difficult decision to make and was hoping for some insight on the whole situation. I have 18 months bedside nursing experience and that's between two jobs, the second job having just come off ICU orientation last month. I'm getting by with the workload and have my moments from time to time where I feel like I've come a long way and have learned a great deal, but working nights and the scheduling situation has me forever down. I am married, no kids yet, and am tired of leaving my husband alone most nights. I barely see my friends and family and lately am known to just complain over and over about the schedule to anyone I meet up with. Recently, I was offered a desk job in the facility where I worked my first job. The schedule is monday-friday 8-4:30, no weekends, no holidays, great pay and great vacation. I am so tempted to take this position but feel an overwhelming sense of guilt for leaving my current job after not even a year of service and the extensive orientation they provided me with and fear that I might be burning my bridges should I ever want to return to bedside (once i have kids). Leaving this current job after only 8 months makes me feel like I cant use the job on my resume. Is that true? Am I wrong to want to leave bedside nursing at this time for reasons having to do with scheduling?