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Burned out and not sure where to take my career

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by travel ICU RN travel ICU RN (New) New Nurse

travel ICU RN specializes in ICU.

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Hello all!

I have been an ICU nurse for 7 years. The last 4 years I have spent travel nursing. I had always planned on going back to grad school but over the last 1.5 years I have gotten so burned out at the bedside. I think the biggest factors leading to my burn out have been toxic working environments and menial nursing tasks. I'm going forward with applying for CRNA school, but I'm afraid I'm not deeply invested enough to be sure I am making the right decision. I think I feel unsure mostly because of my general burn out in my career. For a short while I was even considering leaving nursing. But I dont want to make that big of a career change. 

Has anyone else felt this way? What did you decide to do? How did you help your burn out? 

I feel so unsure of what to do.

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Im in these same shoes.  I have applied to supervisor and manager positions AMD am waiting to hear back.  I also applied to pre admission same day surgery. Just because it's all buttressing but not entirely beside.  It's a lot.  20 years of healthcare has gotten me to this point.  

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KeepinitrealCCRN has 5 years experience and specializes in SICU,CTICU.

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PACU?

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