All of the previous advice is great. In my case, I painted myself into a corner with psychiatric and substance abuse nursing. Jobs in that sector do not seem as plentiful as in med-surg nursing. If I had it to do again, I would keep my hands in medical-surgical nursing because there are so many areas that you can work such as travel nursing, ER, ICU, home health, forensic,legal, case management, etc.
You need to take a long look down the road and see how you can use your med-surg knowledge when you no longer want to work the floors. If you have great skills and experience, you can write your own ticket as you will be more marketable.