Thank you to everyone, I really appreciate the input. I did get a call and offered the job yesterday at the new hospital. I have not given them an answer, and I made my pros and cons list last night.
I have always wanted to work in critical care, and I do have OR back ground. I like some aspects of the respiratory floor, I like the vent patients. I knew when I took this job I would not want to do it forever, I just never thought that I would get an opportunity to work in the Er so soon.
I really love my nurse manager on the Respiratory floor she is new and really is for her nurses on the floor, it is nothing to see her taking patient assignments, and get heat from management for doing so. I talked with her yesterday for a long time and she supported me, said that she belives in change, and if I didn't like it she would hire me back in a heartbeat.
I am going to work per diem for the Respiratory floor, and I am going to take the plunge into Er nursing, I am excited and scared all at the same time. I do feel that it is a good career move and I look forward to improving my skills and learning new things.
The two hospitals are in the exactly the same distance away from me, the one I work at now however is not the trauma center it is the new hospital that has the trauma center.
This friend is an acquaintance but, there is no bonous involved for she or I.
Thank you all soo much, this has been a really tough decision, because I really like the people I work with and I was just getting comfortable there. I am glad that I will be per diem there, all doors will not be closed for me.
This board is wonderful!! My husband has finally supported my decision as well, which gives me comfort!