So, I work on a telemetry/neuro floor now, have worked there for 2 1/2 years. I'm burnt to a crisp, although i do love my co-workers, and I undoubtedly get great clinical experience working there.
I was just offered a job for which I interviewed at a rehab facility. Granted it's not as clinically challenging as my current unit, but I might be learning some new stuff about rehab. The best thing about it is it would be 10 times less stress than my current job. Probably even 50 times less stressful. It's a brand new beauitiful facility, small staff, no phones, private rooms, great company to work for.
In a nutshell, I'm also in grad school to be a NP, which is stressful in itself. I also have 2 kids still at home, one w/ special needs -- and i've chosen to try to teach my youngest at home for a year, for personal and other reasons that will greatly benefit him.
Should I stay in the better clinical learning environment, or should I take the less stressful job while in grad school, and while caring for my family? I want to do what's best for my career, but also what is best for my health and family.
Any advice is appreciated. BTW, I am also 47 years old this year and just am exhausted after 2 days a week at my current job along w/ school. It's all just a LOT for me.