Sounds like you’re starting to get restless which is perfectly fine and normal after a while at a job. I find when I start feeling how you’re feeling, it’s time to start reflecting on what I want to change. Just a few thoughts- there are a lot of predictable floors out there with few emergencies and lots of nurses who are uncomfortable in emergencies. I’ve said this before to others but I loved acute rehab. Ortho skills are very transferable there, you don’t see a lot of emergencies, you get to keep your skills and still have a reasonable patient load compared to skilled rehab. Also , a lot of them have 8 hour shifts so you have 3-11 option and day shift is easier than hospital day shift. It doesn’t sound to me like you’re ready to move away from bedside. There’s also hospice, home health, etc. That’s a change of scenery without leaving patients. You could also move to a different speciality to just shake things up a bit- meeting new people, learning new things. People may say “the grass is not always greener”, and it’s true- You will trade one set of problems for another. However, I think it’s ok to want change for the sake of change. I’ve made some excellent decisions by changing due to restlessness. (I had the job and income and stability so really had a chance to get in another good situation.) You do not need to Hate your life or riddled with problems to decide to change. Sometimes you are just ready to move forward. And remember, you can always go back.
EDIT: I just saw your above post. You also can try day shift for a bit to take baby steps - you’re not totally locked in after you make a change, I say just give change a chance!