hey everybody! i have somewhat of a dilemma here. i currently work at a VA in progressive care. decent pay and good long term benefits. However, i am bored and feel like im not challenged. Our pt population is very limited and although ive only been a nurse for about 3 years, i feel like i mastered my unit. im even floating to icu and er to learn and get more experience, but theyre both kind of lower level and I feel like im robbing myself of getting the high acuity experience that i want by staying her, but when i calculate my retirement (30 years from now-im in my twenties) makes me want to stay. i guess i just dont feel very professionally satisfied here. Our new manager is also very inexperienced at the bedside, which has made it somewhat of a more annoying work environment than it used to be. i just got offerred an emergency department position at a local private hospital. the pay is slightly better, but the long term benefits arent as good. They will also crosstrain me in ICU. This is the experience that i want and crave. however, im finding it very difficult to give up a secure and easy federal position. Transferring units at this VA isnt an option due to beaurocracy. What would you guys do??