I really wouldn't say that you have jumped around so much. Why do I say this? Because A). Yes, you job hopped in high school, but t that's not atypical for high schoolers, and you were young then. High school doesn't really count once college is over anyway.
And, your experience is not atypical for nurses. Many nurses work for a year or a few years and then move on to something new, and usually for good reason. Unsafe staffing is usually a number 1 reason. Number 2 is burn-out d/t odd hours worked, time away from family, friends. Number 3: is burn-out d/t reaching their peak in a certain area, and wanting a change to learn something new.
You're still working in the same PRN job, so that's good there. And, you left other jobs for unsafe staffing, and not being able to go to school. You wanted to stay in one of your jobs, but if they couldn't work with your school schedule, well, you needed to advance your education, and I don't blame you there, so....really, the CVICU job is your only short stint, and you discovered it wasn't a good fit for you. Tried your best, I imagine, to make it work. I would advise you now, though, to not make any quick decisions, and get a job and stay there for at least 2 years. Hopefully your new job is something you'll enjoy. What is your new job?
I worked for a year in a job I had in a rehab hospital and left so that I could learn more. Liked who I worked with, but wanted acute care experience. So, you're not alone
. We do what's best for ourselves and our families in the cases where that's applicable. I've been in the ICU for almost a year and a half now and counting. My philosophy is to give an employer a year at least (if a job is not unsafe) so that it's not a waste that they hired me regardless of my like or dislike for a job, but to each his own. You discovered your previous job wasn't the best fit, so that's different, and I know that must have stunk initially, but I'm sure you're feeling relieved now since you never really liked it anyway. Best of luck to you!