I left PACU to go to ICU just three months ago. I was so rearing to get there because I was seriously considering becoming a CRNA (and still am, though maybe not as seriously.) I have to say, I didn't think I would be so miserable! I've examined the reasons for my misery and have narrowed it down to all the ancillary stuff that pulls me in a million directions (most of which are away from the actual patient care) so, I don't think it's just the learning curve. I've been a nurse for 4 years, 2.5 of which I spent in PACU. I'm pretty certain I could get my PACU position back, seeing as they are still looking for people to fill my, and another RN's, positions recently left open; however, I will probably be moving later this year. How would it look to future employers
to see that I only spent 3 months in ICU before transferring back? Anybody been where I am? Any advice?