Trust me. You will not regret your decision. I started as a hospice Case Manager a little over a month ago & don't regret it one iota, even though I probably work for one of the lower quality hospices. Once I get enough experience and pay my current hospice back (speaking in terms of labor and effort for them for the training they have provided me), I will move on to a place that does it right.
What I think I am trying to say is that the worst hospice is far better than the best staff job because no one can dictate what you do for the patient and their families-you will understand what I am talking about once you get your own caseload.
BTW, at one month into this, I already have a caseload of 6-8 patients and have had to train newer hires, without even really knowing what I am doing, myself. Be sure that you don't let them rush you because that is the only stress that I feel now. No more conflicts with other nurses because most of us watch each other's back and pick up another's slack. No more having management breathing down my neck, micromanaging because, all that matters now is that I submit the paperwork so the hospice can get paid their per diem. No more threats of getting fired because the hospice NEEDS nurses and is more afraid that I would leave to go to a better position. Bumping heads with other disciplines is over-I now lead an interdisciplinary team and collaborate with them to optimize patient care. But, most rewarding is that I can get to know a patient and their family to treat them in a holistic matter---although, I find myself sometimes being more of a psychologist than a nurse. And, I get to wear normal people clothes (using the scrubs for house clothes now).
Enjoy, you won't regret it even if the hospice isn't one of the higher quality ones.