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ADN_Is_Complete has 2 years experience as a ADN.

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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Surgical, quality,management.

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Not to get on my soap box....but this is why proper annual leave allowance and enough fat in staff numbers to be able to approve time off is essential. Also it fascinates me that in the US you get such scant leave. I get 6 weeks paid a year.

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Would it be helpful to take a few weeks off, go on casual roster and apply for a new position at a shift less per pay period?

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Rosalie Blythe has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in General Surgery, Endoscopy/Gastroenterology, PACU.

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You can try dental office and private clinic needs a RN with ACLS. It’s outpatient and not a lot of “drama” from colleague and family members.

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On 3/13/2020 at 7:24 AM, K+MgSO4 said:

Not to get on my soap box....but this is why proper annual leave allowance and enough fat in staff numbers to be able to approve time off is essential. Also it fascinates me that in the US you get such scant leave. I get 6 weeks paid a year.

**steps off soapbox **

Would it be helpful to take a few weeks off, go on casual roster and apply for a new position at a shift less per pay period?

Where do you live & is it easy to become a nurse there from the USA? 😁

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ADN_Is_Complete has 2 years experience as a ADN.

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2 hours ago, roseblythe1995 said:

You can try dental office and private clinic needs a RN with ACLS. It’s outpatient and not a lot of “drama” from colleague and family members.

I've tried Family Med and Urgent Care but I think the nurses with more experience get those positions.

2 hours ago, Mergirlc said:

Where do you live & is it easy to become a nurse there from the USA? 😁

South Carolina and I wouldn't say it's too bad.

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ADN_Is_Complete has 2 years experience as a ADN.

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On 3/13/2020 at 7:24 AM, K+MgSO4 said:

Not to get on my soap box....but this is why proper annual leave allowance and enough fat in staff numbers to be able to approve time off is essential. Also it fascinates me that in the US you get such scant leave. I get 6 weeks paid a year.

**steps off soapbox **

Would it be helpful to take a few weeks off, go on casual roster and apply for a new position at a shift less per pay period?

That's what I was thinking. Maybe I should take 2-3 weeks off and get a position where I can make my own schedule or scheduling is more considerate.

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You can always try outpatient. I love it (although you say you've considered ICU, which is the opposite, so maybe that means you don't have any interest in outpatient).

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Your original question is...How did you find your niche. It took me a long time but it started like you - burnt out in acute care. Then I tried different levels of care, tried a non-bedside position, went back to the bedside, etc. I also tried 12s, 8s, and different schedule types. I happen to have had a decent LTC employer and found my niche there.

Also, when I went back to get the BSN and later MSN, I was exposed to non-acute jobs I.e. public health, corrections, management etc. It helped me to see other options for my future.

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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At this point, all you can do is float out applications and see what comes up. Maybe your previous employer comes up with something for you or maybe they're happy to cut you loose. Start applying for whatever is out there that looks halfway doable.

It'll likely take at least a few weeks before you have a new job to start, so you can spend those weeks getting a bit of rest. You haven't said how much leeway your financial situation gives you. Hopefully you're in not too bad of a position and won't have to jump from the frying pan to the fire.

Good luck.

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ADN_Is_Complete has 2 years experience as a ADN.

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On 3/13/2020 at 4:35 PM, TriciaJ said:

At this point, all you can do is float out applications and see what comes up. Maybe your previous employer comes up with something for you or maybe they're happy to cut you loose. Start applying for whatever is out there that looks halfway doable.

It'll likely take at least a few weeks before you have a new job to start, so you can spend those weeks getting a bit of rest. You haven't said how much leeway your financial situation gives you. Hopefully you're in not too bad of a position and won't have to jump from the frying pan to the fire.

Good luck.

You're right. I'll send out as many apps as possible. And financially I think I'll be okay . I think I have at least 3 months worth of bill money saved since I planned on quitting previously.

On 3/13/2020 at 3:45 PM, CommunityRNBSN said:

You can always try outpatient. I love it (although you say you've considered ICU, which is the opposite, so maybe that means you don't have any interest in outpatient).

I honestly dont know where I belong. I'd be willing to try ICU or outpt.

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ADN_Is_Complete has 2 years experience as a ADN.

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@ Golden_RN..That's makes me feel better. I felt like I should have things figured out but I dont. That's makes me hopeful I'll land where I belong some day.

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6 minutes ago, ADN_Is_Complete said:

@ Golden_RN..That's makes me feel better. I felt like I should have things figured out but I dont. That's makes me hopeful I'll land where I belong some day.

It's great that you hung in there for 18 months! There are sooo many options in nursing and my friends from nursing school & coworkers from many years ago all went in completely different directions - home health, administration, public health, clinic, LTC etc. You can totally find your place & you already have a good foundation started, putting in 1.5 years in acute.

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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Surgical, quality,management.

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5 hours ago, Mergirlc said:

Where do you live & is it easy to become a nurse there from the USA? 😁

Australia. You need a BSN.

Also after 10 years of continuous employment (less than 13 weeks between jobs) in the public system you get 4 months long service leave. This is leave paid at your current remuneration on top of your annual leave allowance.

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