I'm a new RN with about a year experience in acute inpatient adolescent psych and half a year of pediatric home health for medically fragile children. I love my current job because it is pretty easy going (1:1, NOC, kids tend to sleep at night so, viola
) and I learned a lot from it too. But recently I've been wanting to do acute/critical pediatric nursing in a hospital setting. I applied for some PICU/general peds jobs and now I need some advice:
-To PICU nurses that work with former home health nurses, was their experience in peds home health valuable to them when they transferred to PICU? What do you think of home health nurse's chance of getting into PICU?
-My job at the home health agency is quite stable, it pays quite low compares to what hospitals are paying for BSNs, it offers no healthcare, and I have to commute quite far to work. However, it is very supportive and so very welcoming. I feel very guilty for potentially leaving it because they don't have many nurses. What would you suggest that I do? If I were to leave, what should I say to my supervisor?
Thank you guys in advance!!!!