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Can you switch units while under contract?

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Has 3 years experience.

Hi, so I’ve just applied to the ICU unit in the hospital nearest me and got an interview. It comes with a sign-on bonus but I’ve never worked in the ICU before. I’m excited to gain experience in critical care but I’m worried that I’ll end up hating the ICU and want to do something different. My question is, if you sign a contract with the hospital can you change units later on down the road? I’m not sure if most contracts lock you into the specific unit or just the hospital overall? P.s. this is not a job specific sign-on bonus. The sign-on bonus is for any full-time nursing position within the hospital. Thanks!