I've been an RN since 92. When a new grad I worked first on a very busy oncology unit in a downtown city hospital. What a great opportunity it was. I only, unfortunately, lasted around 6 months. I honestly couldn't handle the stress. I'm a bit ADD to begin with, as well as OCD (great, huh?) so I never felt that I could fully do an adequate job with the resources available (there was never enough time no matter how well I was able to prioritize). I eventually went into an out patient chemo clinic (which I loved) for 8 years, then, for a change home care. I've been in home care now for around 7 years. I fantasize about returning to the hospital as I would like to learn new skills and further challenge myself. What I am wanting to know is if you all could give me some in-put on what areas within the hospital setting would be the least stressful (is there any such animal?). I do have a pre-disposition (and history) of clinical depression and anxiety. I am an excellent nurse but am trying to look out for myself so that I can remain healthy/balanced and efficient/effective!!! I am interested in peds and believe it or not ER!!!! Thanks, guys and gals!