I have finally made the decision that nurse management is far too involved and requires, if not demands far too much time. The deicison I have made is really related to the fact that I am no longer willing to give away hours of my life to work as a manager when it is never enough. I am exhausted, emotional spent and never have any time for my kids. Time to bid management goodbye.
Not sure when my last day in management will be as I have left it opened ended so they can replace me with someone competent and I can help orient them. I have a great group of nurses and we have worked very hard to turn around the operation of the unit, but I can't put in the massive amount of hours that is needed anymore.
I will still frequent this forum and still offer advice though.