Hey everyone, I need some advice.
So I’ve been an RN for almost 9 years. I started my career working nights on a postpartum floor and stayed there a little over 2 years. Then I went to work in an oncology clinic and stayed there for 6 years. I loved my job in the clinic, but I had to leave there recently- long story short, I had given up my full time position because I had just had my twins and I wasn’t ready to return to work full time right away. So I stayed there prn but they had to hire someone else to take my full time spot. It was working out for a while, but then it got to where I wasn’t getting the time I needed in order for my family to be ok financially. So I applied for and accepted a new position on a women’s med surg floor and have been there for almost 3 months now (started July 22nd).
I am already not liking this job and want to go somewhere else. I haven’t worked the floor in over 6 years and in some ways I feel like a new nurse again. It’s way too stressful and I can’t always handle the pressure. I don’t always feel safe and I’m so worried about making mistakes. And I’m just not very passionate about what I’m doing because I stay stressed out all the time. Also the hospital I work for has recently come under new sponsorship, and lots of changes are being made. This includes looking closely at staffing and budget, so they are constantly trying to send people home/call people off and work with as minimal staff as possible. And I feel like things are going to get way worse before they get better (if they get better).
I had planned to stick it out at this job for at least 6 months to a year, but I’m just not sure if I can make it that long. I actually applied for a few other positions at another local hospital- not sure if I will even get a call, but I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity just in case. I just want to know am I jumping the gun by applying for other jobs so soon? I don’t ever want to seem like I’m job hopping, but at the same time I don’t believe in staying at a job in which you’re totally miserable. I really miss my old job at the clinic, but there is no room for me to come back right now. I kind of regret giving up my position in the first place, but I also know it would have been too much pressure on me to work full time while taking care of newborn twins. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.