I'm having a rocky start with my RN career. Been a RN for one year and have not been able to get that solid year of hospital exp. I quit an ICU job after 8 months, then quit the ED after one month. I've always known I wasn't cut out for ICU or the ED but wanted to try it out anyway, plus I needed the income.
Well, after quitting the ED I was offered another ICU position. I know in my heart I'm not an ICU nurse, I cannot handle the stress and intensity of the unit. After much thought, I did rescind the ICU offer. I'm bummed that I don't have a solid year of RN exp. but I'm hoping that someday I'll find my niche and place in nursing. For now, I'll focus on school (RN-BSN), and continue to work PRN as a school nurse. Thankful for a supportive Hubby too.