I have been a PICU nurse for a year and a half. Before this I was in adult ICU. I did my first year in the PICU at a large teaching hospital. Med/surg, trauma, liver, kidney, multivisceral transplants with cardiac thrown in here and there. 6 months ago I got hired into a cardiac PICU very close to my house.
I stayed per diem at my former job and have recently been asked to come back full time with a decent raise in pay. Benefits are about the same. I love the variety and the teaching aspect of the teaching hospital. But I also love my cardiac babies and the environment of the hospital and I feel I still have lots of room to learn and grow. I am so torn between the two jobs. If I could I would love to do both but time does not permit! I would appreciate any suggestions to help with this decision .