I work postpartum and was in the middle of being trained in nursery because the plan was to go to couple care, when I feel like the rug was pulled out from under our unit. Due to low census and budget issues, my hospital is closing the L&D/postpartum/nursery unit and turning it into a med-surg unit. We have until the end of this month, then we are all out of a job. Oh sure, the hospital offered to let us transfer to other places in their system, but there are just a handful of women's services jobs and zero postpartum. Sure, our unit is small, but we had such potential. It is so hard to go to work on the unit, the moral is so bad.
I know I have to suck it up and carry on, but it is so hard. I want to enjoy the time I have left with my amazing coworkers, but it's overshadowed by the constant job hunting and the reality that such a good team is being dismantled. It all just makes me sick to my stomach.
It even has me thinking I need a break from this whole nursing career.