OK, I graduated last May and started working in a 500-bed hospital, 85 miles away, with critically ill patients. As a new nurse, the stress was incredible and didn't get a whole lot of support from co-workers. I lasted 7 months. Now I'm working in a small, 60 bed rural hospital, 25 miles away. The pace is MUCH slower, I'm a charge nurse (yeah, it's true) and very bored! The big city is now sooo appealing. I have an interview tomorrow to work on the oncology floor of a 700-bed hospital and another interview Tuesday with Hospice. I just feel like I'm missing so much by being in a small hospital. I'm 52 and really don't have alot of years to experience many different areas of nursing. I'd love to find somewhere I can stay put and that will keep me challenged! Any input would be so appreciated!