Hi everyone,I have been working as an RN for 1.5 years now, and was very lucky to obtain a job right out of school in saturated California. Most of my experience was in LTC/Rehab where I practiced my nursing skills (lots of assessments, managing PICC lines, IV meds, medication passes, wound dressings, foleys, PEG/JPEG tubes, tube feedings, ventilators, etc.) I have always wanted to work with kids, and I now work at a pediatric clinic where I do heavy phone triage, room patients, take vitals, obtain health histories/do some assessments on walk-ins, administer medications/and lots of vaccines, occas. foleys, assist with procedures, deal with all lab work/tests, and educate patients and families. It is a very busy clinic but it can be routine. I am learning a lot about the field of pediatrics and have gained quite a lot of skill with dealing with anxious parents and children, a long with the technical aspects of the job. Although I really enjoy my job, one day I am looking to further my career and obtain an acute care job, perhaps inpatient pediatrics. Is this possible with my outpatient experience? How would you advise me from here to further my career? How soon should I do this before I "lose all of my skills" and become undesirable to hospitals? Is there a future in ambulatory/outpatient nursing? Thank you all for your time!