I am stuck! I got this job as a new grad, been here almost 2 years its not easy getting hired as a new grad anymore and I hate it! Its medical renal oncology inpatient med-surg in a large hospital. Learned alot, been a great start but I am ready to move on! I am currently waiting to hear from Cath Lab (and please save it for those who want to tell me I am not qualified and will fail. I am smart and I KNOW I can succeed in cath lab, yes I will be a bit behind but I WILL catch up and be succesful!) If I dont get an offer I will be crushed. I have to get out of this place, its crushing my soul and quite frankly its not that challenging. I have the nursing part down pat and no I am not saying I know everything, not nearly. The part thats hard is the families, being the secretary, room service and the maid too, all while maintaining a smile! Not to mention my population is extremely chronically ill and mostly terminal. I desperatly want to get to Surgery, ICU, Cath Lab, somewhere! I am not a bedside nurse, I feel bad but I am just not. I want to be in a more procedural type area but all the places I want to go require experience in critical care or the area. Has anyone felt the same? What areas did you escape to? How did you transition to a new area without experience in that specialty? Please refrain from nasty comments. I love my co-workers, I am awed and amazed by my coworkers who have been doing this happily for years. Its a hard job because we aren't able to just do "our role" we are every one! all while juggling 4-6 different patients. Gah! Sorry that was such a vent I am just struggling and frustrated!