Quote from Dragonfly949697
Thanks for all replies. The thing is I took 7 months because I needed a change but didnt know what I wanted to do....Oh and I've been a nurse for 12 years. Just looking for the right fit to be happy positive and find balance.
I agree with the above, your 12 years of work experience as a nurse and a good employment record is your get-out-of-jail-free card! However, I think you should think hard about how you accidently accepted the wrong job in the first place!
The reason I say this is because I left a job with less than a year of work experience once, but like you, being an experienced nurse at the time and having a very good resume allowed me to find another job quickly. On the other hand, I reflected on what I should have done differently before accepting a position that was not a good fit, so that I never ever repeat that mistake again.
In my case, if I had completed the following prior to accepting the bad position I would have seen all of the red flags that would have allowed me to reject the job offer without a second thought:
1.) Asked questions of current and past employees of the facility and department (especially about the nursing leadership and the turnover rate)!
2.) Shadowed at least 1 shift or toured the facility and looked into the eyes of those that currently work there (you would be surprised by what a tour will show you if you are not bright-eyed and bushy tailed and/or desperate for a job).
3.) Talked to the nursing leadership (Yes, if you are a Staff RN you should talk to the charge nurses for your shift, the ANMs (if you have them), and Department Manager. If you are an ANM or above, you should also have a conversation with the Service Director and/or the CNE).
In other words, I highly encourage you to do your homework this time so you land a position in a facility and within a department you love! Good luck.