I have been a med/surg/tele/psych nurse in a 300 bed community hospital for a little over a year now, and I have my eyes set on ER. I feel like I got some great experience working here, and my manager and schedule are awesome. The hospital is less than 10 minutes from my house, so I would like to stay here long-term preferably. I'm starting to get bored with the unit, and working nights there isn't usually as much going on to pique my interests, as I like to keep busy. The issue is I would like to get into ER, but my hospital requires 1 year of ER experience to apply. We have a transition program that is occasionally open, but requires 2 years of floor experience. My question is do I stay on my unit another year and wait to apply and hope to get in? Or should I go elsewhere to get that 1 year of ER experience and come back? At the same time, I've always had a desire to work at the local trauma level 1 hospital where I did clinicals which is the busiest in the state, our ER is level 2. I'm just worried if I moved I would be making a mistake, but if I stay I wouldn't be getting the "trauma hospital" experience I seem to desire. I don't discount my med-surg experience, but it doesn't seem to count toward my ultimate goals. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!