Hello all I'm new to this.
I wanted some opinions from other fellow nurses.
I am thinking of making. Big change but need advice. I currently work in a pediatric burn center/icu. I have worked there for 3 years. I previously worked in a level 1 trauma pediatric Ed. I'm having a dilemmA. I'm thinking about making the switch to adult endo clinic.
Short staffed and constantly working 14 hours because no time to chart until the end. The moral of my current hospital is down since it was bought by a new company. We have lost five nurses in the past 6 months. I have a baby and working holidays weekends and long hours seem to be interfering with that and I'm constantly stressed about work. Always getting calls on my days off and feeling guilty for not being very flexible to work on my off days and nights.
I'm nervous to switch to adults bc I have never worked with that population. Nervous bc I know nothing about endo. Will I be bored bc the work is repetitive and always doing same thing... Will I be wasting my nursing brain and icu skills? Are the people and new hospital going to make or read this huge change? What are typical days of endo nursing? Will being with adults be terrible compared to not being with my kiddos on the pediatric floor?
Ideally the endo clinic I would work 3 10hr shifts no weekend no holiday no call- scheduled days so very consistent. With same or more pay that I currently am at. I am constantly stressed about the work load and the critcalness of my pt I currently care for and really think I need something less stressful (like always worrying I'm going to forget something and my to will have detrimental effects)
Pease endo nurses or anyone who has made the switch from peds to adults let me know your thoughts!!! Thanks!