Difficult Career Decision

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    Hey everyone,
    I am currently an RN in a pediatrics unit. I have loved doing pediatrics and have been working here for a year. The one downside of working here is that the unit can be closed down quite often due to low census and lack of patients. Recently the ER has been having me help out and training me there. I have absolutely fallen in love with the ER. I never got a chance to do clinical there in college. The manager in the ER (Which is quite busy 95% of the time) has offered me a fulltime position there. I don't know if I should take the position and leave pediatrics, or keep working peds and do the ER per diem. Help a brother out guys!

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  2. 5 Comments...

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    Dude ... your heart's clearly in the ER, I can read it from your post. This was a no-brainer ... Go!
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    Do what you enjoy - and if you like both, apply to work in your region's Peds ED once you have some emergency experience under your belt.
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    i'll have to apologize before hand, since er is one of my fortes plus one of my favorite dept., therefore, i'm bias to e.r. just go for it... and congratulations ....aloha~
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    Quote from CoeKohawk11
    Hey everyone,
    I am currently an RN in a pediatrics unit. I have loved doing pediatrics and have been working here for a year. The one downside of working here is that the unit can be closed down quite often due to low census and lack of patients. Recently the ER has been having me help out and training me there. I have absolutely fallen in love with the ER. I never got a chance to do clinical there in college. The manager in the ER (Which is quite busy 95% of the time) has offered me a fulltime position there. I don't know if I should take the position and leave pediatrics, or keep working peds and do the ER per diem. Help a brother out guys!
    Weighing the options from my perspective it seems like like you should take the ER job. You enjoy it, plus if peds unit can be "closed dow quite a bit due to low census and lack of patients," you're out of the job on occasion. Gotta pay the bills my man.
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    Of my 12 patient's I cared for last night, 11 of them were Peds. No it's not usually the case but I would say I at least see 1-3 kids a night. You can have the best of both worlds in the Emergency Room. Go for it.


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