Ok, I've been an ER nurse for awhile. I love it, but I'm getting a little burned out. I'm a little tired of the 7-7 shifts and every-other-weekend thing. I'm a little tired of having a half dozen REALLY sick patients (and several dozen others) in triage that need to go back, and no where to put them. I'm REALLY tired of the "I've had this pain for a year" and I thought on the busiest day I'd come to YOUR ER....... I'm whining, I know, but I'm a little tired....
So... I got an offer for days, no weekends/no holidays. But... in an OR. Never done that before. This is going to be a REALLY
big change for me.
Any advice from those who have gone ER to OR or another such different specialty change? I'm a little afraid of culture-shock.
I'm still going to stay ER PRN for the "excitement". I can't leave my first love.
Any advice is welcome. Thanks.
TX ER RN