Switching jobs


Hi all. I've been a nurse for 4 years. I've been struggling to find a job that's a good fit for me right now. I've done neurosurgery and medsurg on the floor, outpatient neurosurgery office, and now trying home health. I liked working the floor but needed to get away from the rotating shifts. Didn't like the office because I didn't get to do any hands on care. Went to home health for daylight hours and hands on care, but I honestly hate it. I miss the hospital and am interested in trying something else but am hesitant to change again already. My question is, how many jobs did it take for you to find what you really enjoy, and how long did you stick it out before switching? Thanks in advance!

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If you want hospital and guaranteed day shift, I would advise taking a look at procedural areas. There may be occasional call requirements, but the vast majority of scheduled procedures are daytime hours.


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Thanks. I've been thinking of that. Just hesitating on switching jobs again already. I guess I need some reassurance that I'm not the only one who's tried 3 jobs in 4 years of being a nurse