Advice please! Question about new job . . .

  1. Hey everyone! I could really use some honest advice/suggestions! Here is my "situation." I had an internship this summer on a medical floor. I enjoyed the internship, but I knew it wasn't my niche (in terms of a nursing unit). At the same time, I had heard that it is good to start on a medical floor. So, when I was offered a job on the unit, I thought about it for a couple of days, and then accepted it. Part of the reason I did this was because I was told that the peds units, which is where I REALLY want to work (no idea how that happened, as I never even considered peds in the past, but since my first peds clinical, I knew it was an area I LOVED!), were almost impossible to get as there are rarely openings. Well, I was looking at new jobs with a friend, and I saw that there is a peds opening at this hospital, and it has been posted for over 2 months. It is the general med/surg peds floor, which I think would be great experience and help me decide if this is the area I would like to specialize in in the future (in terms of NP school).
    The problem is that I did accept the job on a different unit of this hospital at the end of the summer. I still don't start my job for 3 months, so it is plenty of notice, but I do not want to ruin my reputation with the hospital. I love the hospital and they treat their employees great! Even so, I have been looking at other hospitals with peds units because I really do want to start in peds (probably should have thought about that before!). Would it be appropriate to call my human resources contact and ask her about the possibility of interviewing on that unit? Or should I stick out the year and try to switch after that? Thanks for any advice!
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