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Nursing dilemma

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by quittaRN quittaRN (Member) Member

quittaRN has 13 years experience and specializes in NICU,PICU, PCICU, and Peds ER.

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I have a job that I love and I have a job that I work but don't love. I am currently in a situation where I need to make a certain amount each month so that is why I work the second job. My second job is extremely boring and at times I feel like I'm wasting away, I cannot grow nor can I learn anything new, I am literally just there to pass time, they keep messing up my schedule and since I'm per diem I can get canceled whenever and the job is an hour away from me.  The positive thing about my job is that it is easy. Both jobs are in NICU. I also have PICU experience and I applied to school to obtain my ACPNP and I miss the PICU and peds cardiac. I was offered a job at another hospital a little closer to me and I got great vibes about the hospital the manager and the unit. I interviewed over 2 weeks ago and I still feel good vibes about the job and manager. Technically, I would be losing money because this other job is benefitted (not per diem like my second job) and my primary job is also benefitted so I would be working 2 benefitted jobs it would guarantee me to make enough but I'd have to work 6 days a week. With my current situation I would only need to work 5 days to make enough but it is not guaranteed and I don't think it will help towards getting my degree. 

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Blue_Moon has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Are you asking what you should do? If it were me, I would not want to work six days a week 12 hr shifts. I feel like you would get burnt out a lot quicker that way. Can you not pick up regular overtime at your main job? Could you wait and pick up a prn job closer to you instead of another full time one? I would explore these options first. 

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