When I passed n nclex I knew I couldn't be picky on where to work, because jobs are scarce out there for new grads, so I took this job in the post acute unit of a large acute care hospital in Los Angeles. I felt like I hit the jackpot because I found a job so close to home in 2 months after passing boards. When I got the job offer I never even thought twice, I just wanted it real bad!
Now that I've been working 4 months into the job, I realized that I really would like to switch to a different unit. I feel like I'm missing out on a lot of learning experiences working in a post acute unit. I would eventually like to transfer out but I really like the ppl I work wih and I don't want to burn any bridges, my manager is awesome too. I also really love the hospital im in. I can request to transfer after a year, which I hope to do but I'm scared to let my team down. However I do feel that I need it for my career. I want to grow as a nurse, and continue to learn and I just don't see me becoming that nurse on this unit. Our patients are all stable and are all mostly there for physical therapy. I would like to be in a more acute setting that is fast paced, where I can learn something new and gain some skills each day. I am still thankful for this job, but I guess I'm just scared that my learning curve will just decline and I'll forget everything I learned in school.
Any suggestions?? Should I consider transferring or switching out of the hospital completely? Has anyone had experience transferring?