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by sweetredRN sweetredRN, BSN (New Member) New Member

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So I’ve been an RN since 2017. I started at the hospital (ortho/neuro/trauma unit). Was there one year and really disliked it. I felt there was no time to do anything and I always felt super stressed. We were also always mandated to pick up extra shifts all the time so the hours were bad too. After a year I started looking for another job. I found one at a family practice clinic 10 minutes from my house. I work Mon-Thurs roughly 10 hour days and love everyone I work with. This all seems perfect but it’s such a BORING job. It’s a lot of phone calls, Med refills, preventative care education, placing orders, etc. There is not a lot of hands on nursing which sucks. But otherwise it’s like the perfect set up! I don’t know what to do! I want something more challenging but I’m also getting paid more than at the hospital so it’s hard to leave a job with perfect hours and pay to be more challenged! I sound crazy lol. Anyone have any insight or similar problem? What would you do!? Thanks. 

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I’ve never thought that my job was the be all end all of my life and the less stress the better. What do you do outside of work that fulfills you? Maybe concentrate more on that aspect of your life and challenge yourself in a different way. They’d have to pay me a million dollars to go back into floor nursing, the stress, management and likability scores and having to recover on my days off. I am a human being too. Good luck with your decision 

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Pick up shifts at the hospital PRN. The longer you stay out of acute care, the less marketable you will be and the more rusty your skills will get.

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