Hello all, and thanks for reading, I am an RN with about 1.5 yrs exp in medical stepdown unit in a large teaching hospital. I am at a crossroads in terms of where to go next. I have to say that thus far my experiences in nursing thus far has been overall a negative one. I am very grateful for my job, grateful for the skills that I have obtained, however, where I am is not where I want to be, I felt it in my gut since day one on my floor, and I think I have have given it enough time to know that this is just not for me.
Problem is, I really want to learn more, I have an interest in higher level of care, and I also have interests in public health, and working with the public mostly in a teaching aspect.
So, I may have an opportunity to work in our MICU, and it interests me, but I am also scared to death taking a leap forward.
Before working in an outpatient type setting, I'm wondering if MICU experience would be a better move to make... I do not want to leave the hospital setting without giving higher level care a shot, but I guess my concern is going to another unit, nonetheless a critical one, and failing. Any input?