I am in need of advice regarding my nursing career, any advice would be much appreciated!
Background: I currently work in a Surgical ICU for a large hospital in the area. I have only been there for 6 months, before that I was a telemetry/Progressive Care RN for the hospital for 1.5 yrs - so total of 2 years in the hospital. Nursing is my second degree with my first being business.
Situation: I recently interviewed for a Lead RN position at a small infusion practice. There is usually only 1 RN working at a time, with 5 infusion rooms in the practice. I would be responsible for infusions, as well as making the schedule (for myself and the per diem RNs), and some various administrative/managerial duties for the office.
Dilemma: I would love to leave the bedside - it's just not my thing. However, I am afraid of giving up my ICU position at a very stable and well-known hospital for a position at a very small clinic. I'm afraid that this will limit my career options in the future. On the other hand, this position could offer me managerial experience and get me away from poop forever (I just can't get used to that!). Plus, I think I might really enjoy infusion nursing. Am I stupid to give up my great job that I don't love?