I live in a town watered down with nurses d/t our community college program pumping out 75 a year. Because of this our hospital is super competitive to get into. I drive an hour to work every day to work in another hospital, a very small one. I originally applied because I got to start out in LTC with the opportunity to advance within the company to acute or ER if I desired (which has not happened). I've been there for 6 months and reeeally like it there, the aids are good, the administration is excellent. BUT and there are several buts..
1.) the drive is very steep up and down hills and we get heavy snow in the winter, so I'm afraid I won't be able to make it to work when it starts snowing.
2.) I've planned to move to Georgia to be closer to my dad since before I started nursing school, and I believe now is the best time to do it.
3.) I am the only nurse who works my shift and I never have anyone competent with nursing knowledge to bounce questions and ideas off of, so I don't feel like I am learning as much as I could be. I would really like to work alongside another nurse.
4.) I want to continue my education and go on to get my BSN in a classroom setting rather than online and my hometown does not offer that.
So. A new nurse, 6 months experience as an RN in LTC, 2 years experience as a CNA (worked for the same facility the whole time as a CNA, different facility as an RN). Also, not relevant experience but I worked for BK for 3 years, I wonder if I should include that on my resume to show commitment. Do I have a pretty good shot at getting another job. Is this a good move or should I stick with the current job and push the move to next year?
The reason I think now is the best time, is that my daughter will start kindergarten next year. I want to have a full year in Georgia to decide whether its the right place for us before I get her into school and have to start over at another school. I'm so afraid I won't like it and will want to move back, but if we don't move, I will always wonder if I missed out on a great opportunity. This is so hard!!