Hi All, Hope I'm posting in the correct place. I've been reading this forum for a long time but don't think I've ever posted before. Advice or infor would be very welcome. Thank you in advance!Here is my dilemma: Long story firstI graduated nursing School and moved back to my hometown, which is very near a major hospital. I quickly got a job in the NICU of a "Childrens Hospital of >>>My StateIn my new city there is a smaller NICU, but has a good reputation. I was quickly recruited and hired by my new NICU. This NICU is much more outdated, but I was promised on hire that a new CHildren's hospital was coming within the year. I was also promised that since I had experience at a large intensive hospital, I would be able to start training for neonatal helicopter transport much more quickly (within a couple years). Well, I am now 6 months into my new job, and I can say that this NICU and position was very sugar coated by my manager. I finished orientation (a half one because I had experience) only to learn that I was only allowed to care for certain infants. Other types of infants or the premies would require extra orientation under a continued learning program. I have asked my coworkers, and many are still on this "learning Program" after 3 years of working here full time. So, I will not be able to start training for helicopter transport for much longer then I was told. I am restricted from caring for the patients that I am really most quallified to care for and am religated to caring for the babies who are about to go home. While I have a lot to learn about this unit and the specific protocols, I find it frustrating that I am not allowed to care for the patients that I feel the most comfortable caring for. Not only that, the unit is so slow that I keep getting called off for "low Census". I believe I have had only 2 full paychecks since starting here. We are allowed to float, but only to Mother-Baby, where we would have to care for the Mothers as well (with no additional training) and I am not comfortable with that idea. So after my long explanation, here is my question. I am not happy with my unit, or the hospital in general (extrememly mismanaged and focused in all sorts of crazy places, none having anything to do with the patients or employees). There is another hospital in the area (with no NICU) that has a better reputation for treating their employees with respect. I would have to change units (I am ok with this) and would have to apply for jobs with only two jobs on my resume as a nurse. One with only 1.5 years experience, and another with only 6 months or so. Would this hurt my chances? I would hate to be seen as a job "hopper". Thank you for your thoughtful responses.