I took the job. Been a MedSurg RN for a little over a year, small town medsurg. LPN 1 yr, and CNA 3yrs prior...anyway...Learned some great stuff, but needed to get into more learning and exposure to more acute pt's. Have always thought I wanted to try E.D. nursing. I took the job in the E.D. 25 miles away, presently i walk around the corner and across the lawn to get to work. I also took a $2/hr paycut.
With no chance of getting to an ICU, or our ED where I currently am, I took the job. Sheesh, it kinda hurts taking the paycut, but there were more than that on the table, I will now get ED experience and keep moving from there. I am a loyal, hard working person and I don't miss days of work, so it feels weird leaving so soon...
Have any of you taken a $2/hr paycut to switch jobs in nursing??