I have been an RN working in various hospitals, med surg and med tel since 2006. As a last hurrah, I recently started working in a step down ICU. I love learning new things but HATE how task oriented it is and how NOT patient oriented it is. I am 51 years old working in a sea of 20 something year old nurses who, I feel, are now being taught differently. I am not saying it is wrong, but I just find myself very unhappy. I know my biggest strength is bonding and taking care of the "patient". I don't love all the drips, labs, CPR etc... so...I find myself thinking that it is time to move to hospice where my people skills will be most useful. I had a phone interview with a large hospice company that has openings in several in patient hospice centers (pro is that they are 12 hr shifts) but I am afraid it will be too much like med surg. They also have a care manager position which is day shift ( I know work nights because I can't handle the pace of days in the hospital anymore in the physical sense) but it is 8-5 Monday to Friday, no weekends and no on call. It would be going to some long term care facilities and acting as their case manager. The recruiter, when I told her about my people skills said I would probably like the care manager position better Does anyone have any thoughts on this? My fear with the care manager role is taking home charting which I don't really want and the 5 days a week. However, if it is more of a laid back job....tell me your thoughts. Thank you so much!