hello. i graduated in may 2005 from a adn program. i have been working since on a med/surg floor. i am getting to where i really hate my job (not really the pts as much as all the drama with other nurses). i think i am ready for a change. i am looking for some advice on pediatric nursing. there is a peds position open at the hospital i am currently working at on the night shift (btw...i work night shift on the med/surg unit now). the position on peds would be every mon, tues, and wed night--no weekends. i was offered this peds position a couple of months ago and turned it down. the position is still open. i love children and think that i would enjoy working with the pediatric population. the only thing that it holding me back is the fact that b/c the peds unit at our hospital is very small, i will be the only nurse on the unit on my shift. b/c our unit is small, we do not keep the really "bad" children..they are transferred out to a children's hospital about 60 miles away. i am just afraid that i would come upon a situation that i really needed a second nurse even if only for advice on what to do with a patient. but there is a telemetry unit right across from the peds unit and of course, there is always an overhouse supervisor available. is it normal for me to feel this way? how much experience would you say one needed to handle a peds unit alone? also, how hard is it start ivs on babies and children? i have no experience with ivs with peds. any advice would be greatly appreciated. i just don't want to make a move that i will regret.thanks!!