I was hired as a new grad into an inner-city ICU and absolutely loved my job and everyone I worked with. After a year, my husband and I had the opportunity to move out of state which I was quite happy about but of course that meant I had to put in my notice. While I was very happy to move, it broke my heart to leave that job.
I quickly obtained a new job in the same field in the new city and I thought this would be my dream job; it's at a large university teaching hospital opening up many more opportunities for me when it comes to general knowledge, skills, and it's easy to get involved with research and/or join committees. And yet I'm finding that I'm miserable.
It took moving for me to realize that it's not the rush of the cardiac ICU that I love so much, it was working with the underserved population and the challenge of trying to do more for my patients with less (money, resources, ancillary help).
I am seeing numerous jobs posted that I wish I could interview for... Working with the homeless, HIV population, substance abuse, etc. But I have only been working in my new job for a few months and I don't want to burn bridges by leaving so soon. What's an RN to do?!