I am new grad nurse who has been working in a psych hospital for the last 5 months. I am not happy with my job and there are many times that I feel the conditions where I work are unsafe (sometimes I am the only nurse on the unit for 14 patients). My goal is to become a pediatric or NICU nurse and eventually work in a clinic. I have been applying to tons of pediatric nursing jobs
and almost all of them require 1-2 years experience. I have only received rejection letters or nothing...no interviews. I just recently got offered the opportunity to transition to being an ECT nurse in the same hospital I currently work at. I am thinking about taking the position but I am not very excited about it because it has nothing to do with pediatrics and it also seems very monotonous. That being said, I was wondering if you think the skills I would gain from being an ECT nurse (IV's, bagging patient, monitoring them in recovery) would look better on my resume than my current credentials of being a med nurse and sometimes the only nurse on the psych units? Thanks in advance!