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I was an OR nurse for 10 months , and I didn't like it . I decided that I wanted to go to floor because my goal was critical care,  and because after working with CRNA's I really enjoyed watching what they did.  I got Hired into a step down but then was told I am going to the neuro medsurg , it's only been a week, and I dont really like it . I want to do critical care but in the PICU. I am a great nurse to my patients but I want to love what I do , but I dont and I'm very overwhelmed.  How do I handle this , I want to love my unit but I don't.  It's a great unit and there is a lot of support but still I feel lost and uninterested 

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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You will have to stick it out at least one to two years before you can truly evaluate whether or not you like it. It takes that long to get the basic skill set and time management down and to start to develop the necessary critical thinking that keeps shifts from being so overwhelming.

I too am wondering what made you flee the OR in just 10 months. Your chances of getting into the specialty you want go down exponentially if you don't stay in this job at least one to two years. You risk being labeled a job hopper.

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Actually it ended up working out great and I was able to move to the Job I wanted there is nothing wrong with job hopping . Staying in a position that makes you miserable isn’t the way to go because you’re doing a disservice to your self and your patients . I followed my heart and now I’m happy . In order to make it in life you have to take risks and it has always worked out for me . 

I also work in the OR part time as well I just needed a better environment . 

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I left because of the nursing and surgeon bullying but that’s just the culture of that institution , 

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25 minutes ago, NurseKrunch said:

there is nothing wrong with job hopping

Yes, actually there is. Your situation worked out but that is not the norm. 

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5 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

Yes, actually there is. Your situation worked out but that is not the norm. 

It actually is and is becoming common . I know many people who have moved around plenty of times before finding their niche in nursing , not waiting a year and moving around . I have always recommended to new nurses if you aren’t happy then leave there is no need to stick around if your miserable . Find what makes you happy . 

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Just now, NurseKrunch said:

I know many people who have moved around plenty of times before finding their niche in nursing

That is not the same as job hopping.

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2 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

That is not the same as job hopping.

It is the same as job hopping . What job do you know that would allow you to transfer with less than a year experience, therefore you would have to job hop . Secondly in order to find your niche if your not happy , and it’s been less than a year you would have to job hop right ? Lmao 

Lastly , there is nothing wrong with job hopping , do what makes you happy , not what makes others happy especially if you live in a huge city , with many hospitals , and especially if the need for nursing is immense, which It currently is . Have a great day and stay blessed .

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Doing it once is not job hopping. Repeatedly changing jobs with less than a year of work at each is job hopping. We won't even look at a resume of someone who has had say 5 jobs in three years. I've had 7 in 31 years. One was for one year another was 1 1/2 years the rest were longer. Again, not job hopping it is simply changing jobs. There is a difference. You appear to have had three in less than a year. It would behoove you to stick with this last one for at least a year or you will soon find out that it really isn't something to "lmao" about. But heck, what do I know I've only been doing this for three decades. 

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