Nurse Beth specializes in Med Surg, Tele, ICU, Ortho.
Dear Nurse Beth, I have a dilemma regarding a position which I have just been offered. I have been a nurse for 20 years at a hospital setting. However, I was searching for an outpatient setting and finally found one at a nearby facility. My dilemma is I don't know whether I will like the job or not. It is 5 days a week, no holidays or weekends. And I was used to 12-hour shifts, and the off days in between, but the hectic bedside work was too much for me. If I don't like the outpatient setting can I go back to bedside 12-hour shift? Would it be difficult to transition back? How long should I wait before I know whether I like my new job or not? Looking for your response. Thanks.