When I graduated from nursing school I also thought I wanted to be a CRNA. I went straight to the ICU, worked hard, got my experience, then I married a soldier and ended up in a town hundreds of miles from any anesthesia schools. I am now an OR nurse and it was the best career move I could have made. Charting is the least of what I do. As a circulator I am responsible for the safety of everyone in the OR suite. Providing a safe environment of care for the patient and the team is a huge part of what I do. Removing hazards in the room, managing electrical cords, placement of equipment, patient positioning, all important things a circulator does. Knowing if a patient is medically safe to even have surgery is a big circulator responsibility too. I feel like more than anything, it is a risk management job. I think transferring after 6 months on the floor is perfectly appropriate. You gave it a fair shot, you hate it, don't dread going to work anymore. Transfer and do something you like doing.