Hello everyone. So I graduated from nursing school
with a BSN in May of last year. After extensive job search
i was offered a position in a telemetry unit. I had been having doubts about nursing as a career since nursing school and i definitely knew i didn't want to work a tele or medsurge floor, however i felt obligated to take the position do to the current state of the economy. The hospital i accepted a job at is an urban facility known for not being a good place to work. Pt ratio is 6-7 per nurse. The charge nurses were clueless on basic nursing skills and assessments and i felt i had no resources in possible emergency situations.
Anyway, after three months i resigned. Management was upset, understandably so. I feel awful considering how many people are still looking for jobs and i understand that, but this position was negatively affecting every area of my personal life and mental health. I know many nurses are probably angry reading this. My question is has anyone been in this situation before? I would like to become an RN in women' services ( i loved that area during clinicals) however i feel i will never be offered a nursing position again. After this short stint i know i do not want to do floor nursing, no matter what. There is NOT enough time to do everything properly and safely. I am open to md clinics and other outpatient clinics. I do love talking to patients, teaching them and am very interested in outpatient women's health.
Have i ruined my chance in nursing? Anyone have past experience in these situations?