Honestly, given SAR a try. Even LTC. Maybe even psych.
I started in SAR. It was a LTC/SAR facility but they mostly keep their RNs on the SAR units. I drowned in LTC (the 11-7 wasn't terrible, but anything else was too much stress for me).
I am actually happy I started in SAR. Sure, the patient load can be a bit much. Mine was a 20 bed unit with an average of 12-16 at any given time. I started on the 11-7 shift, picking up a lot of 3-11's just so that I could get more hands on with skills, disease processes, and learn who some of the doctor's were and best times to contact them, what protocols they had, and if I ever needed to call them, what information I'd know they would ask me for. 16 patient's in SAR, was an easier load then my 6 patient med/surg, or my 4 patient PCU loads. These are patients who, for the most part are stable, and are there for rehab (ortho's, weaknesses, post-strokes), or for long term ABT. Some are CHF management, and some of COPD. A few were palliative and hospice. SAR is a mixed bag now days. I still enjoy it and work PD at a sister facility to the one I began my nursing career at. You learn a lot about meds, a lot of skills, and one most important things I took from SAR was time management. After 8 months, I transitioned to a PCU/tele-step down unit. I didn't care for critical care and left there after 18 months. Too much stress. Too many bad nights. I work float pool now and I love it.
Honestly. You don't really know what you might want or like until you try it. The hospital setting is often made to be this golden palace of nursing, but really... your golden palace is where you find yourself. There are so many nurses that come out of school and they want ICU, ED, or L&D and they get there and.. they are miserable, and they quit, or have to resign, or just don't fit.. and they end up someplace else they never thought they would.. and they love it. Find the place you love. So you can't go back to this hospital, there are plenty of others. You will find someplace and I assure you there are plenty to pick from. If you don't like it, thank them, resign, and move on. I interviewed and oriented at 5 different SAR's before I found the one I started in. None of them are on my resume. I resigned from them during orientation or shortly thereafter. Even so, if ever I needed, there are still 2298137 (exaggerating) SAR facilities in a 45 minute radius of me that I could have applied to. There are also about 6 different hospitals. This is not even considering dialysis, psych facilities, assisted livings, and various others. You will find where you fit in.