From what I have read in your posts you are thriving in your position. Acute Care is not the be all do all end all of nursing. Why stress yourself out and feel awful everyday you go in to work just to say you are working at the bedside. Do you really want to run around all day, get critiqued by co-workers, physicians, familiy members, the patient because you aren't fast enough, good enough, etc... all just to say you worked bedside?
You are using your nursing skills, assessment skills as a nurse. It is just different. Bedside nursing is always chaos, it always changes.
I have always wanted to do ER nursing and IV nursing.. however I am terrible at IV starts no matter how many classes, attempts, etc. The ED seems interesting because of the teaching aspect and critical thinking, however, I can't move that fast. I would never succeed no matter how much I wanted it or how great a preceptor there was. I would not choose to work there at all
There truly is a place for everyone.
Let me ask you this.... Do you want to embrace the fast pace chaos knowing that there is a very finite timeline before you get off orientation?
Do you want the bedside because someone said you have to do bedside to be a nurse?
Your current job is just as important at the bedside, perhaps more because you are dealing with outpatient and limited resources.