My leave coming up is quite long, 10 weeks. So would be impossible to get a job anywhere and be able to keep my leave.
I also I don’t have a particular floor I want to stay on permanently. There are definitely some I prefer, but none where I feel like yes! This is my speciality. I want to explore a few more floors while I’m still on float pool.
As for not feeling appreciated, that comes from staff. Normally I actually like my pts. I feel like I just get taken advantage of. Ie get the worst load, last to get any sort of breaks ect.
Yet its staff I feel bad for. I’m at a small hospital, where sometimes you really are all they have. Last week I did a shift with 3 other RNs, normally there’s 8 on. The next shift had even less staff on. They literally had no one left to call. When they say they are desperate, they really do mean it.
i know they need to hire more staff, everyone does, but doesn’t matter how many times they are this short staff nothing seems to change.