Quote from JennB03
Thanks to for everyone's wonderful advice. I have just had my second interview in PICU and am very excited. I won't have an answer for two more weeks.
Just out of curiousity ERRN what made you leave the ER?
Once again, Thanks!
JennB03- I left the ER when I moved away from my home town to a big inner city ER, in Memphis TN. I started working at the chartiy hosp here. The ER was crowded with patients on crack, drugs, magets, uncompliant seizure patients, gunshot wounds after gunshot wounds, I cryed everday I left work, just horrible 12 hours shifts. I finally left when 3 nurses got beat up by patients, I didn't want to be one of those nurses, felt it was more nsafe to work, so the next job I sought was far away from crazy adults.
I think I made a great choice, I'll never go back. I'm sticking with the kids, more challenging and I look forward to going to work.
Thanks for asking ! p.s the ER I worked at in the community hosp was wonderful true ER patients and I actually saved lives etc. there.