I'm currently on ER nurse on dayshift. I work at a level 1 trauma center and we see all kinds of stuff. I love the pace most days. I like seeing new and interesting things. I like learning. I love my coworkers, our team. I don't like being bored. I like my job. I'd like to be more than a bedside RN one day. I've been researching grad school options and I just keep coming back to NNP.
I've always loved babies. I did a few shifts in the NICU during my preceptorship and I loved going to deliveries and being on the NRP team. There is currently an opening at my hospital for the NICU but it is nightshift. I've never worked nights. I have kids at home and a husband. Would it be stupid to leave a job I like for a job that I probably will like but am scared will be boring just to have the opportunity to go to NNP school (if that's what I decide)? How is nightshift in the NICU (level 3)? Will NICU have the teamwork and awesome coworkers I am used to?
I know I could go back to the ER if I change my mind, heck they'd probably still let me work PRN...we are always short. I just feel a lot of loyalty to the ER and don't really like making changes. So help me out, talk me through this. What would you do?