Is Travel Nursing or Contract Nursing an option for you? In my first few years, I worked Med Surg, Cardiac/Neuro Critical Care, Home Health and Psych. Was always content at work, but never quite happy. After a few months, I would get itchy for the next thing. I took on Travel Nursing and left home with only the next 13 weeks accounted for. I did multiple contracts in different states, and lined up my next contract about a month before the current one ended. I always chose 13-week contracts, and finally, one new city - in a part of the county I'd never actually considered living in - just felt right to me, and I decided to stay. Before my Travel Contract ended, I contacted the internal float pool manager, and secured a job as a Float Pool RN. I finished my Cardiac unit contract on a Saturday, and oriented to Float Pool the following Monday. It is a large city and my hospital has a large presence, so as a Float Pool nurse, I worked Med Surg, IMCU, ICU & Psych at a total of 6 facilities. After a year and half, I realized I felt truly happy at the Psych Hospital, and transitioned there full-time. That's been 2 years ago now, and I am truly happy with my work. The variety that led me here gave me a strong basis for how and where I want to practice, likely, for the rest of my career. I no longer have impulses to try the next thing; I just want to continue to grow where I am.
If leaving your geographic home to travel is not an option, you could just look for contracts in your area. Local contracts exist, anywhere from 4-12 weeks at a time. They would be premium pay, as well.