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by KeepingItSterile KeepingItSterile (New Member) New Member

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Here's another job hopper! I admit that I have moved around to what some would consider a lot in my short nursing career and I can't decide where I want to go next, just looking for some input. So far I have 13 months of nights on MedSurg and 12 months of nights on Cardiac StepDown/PCU experience in the same hospital.

Options I've been throwing around are: StepDown Travel Nursing, ER, Day shift on my current StepDown (although they're real cliquey and I hated orienting with them on Days), PACU, and Day Shift Float Pool (able to float to every floor except my current floor because it's a closed unit, but I can't freely titrate gtts like I can on my unit). Looking for input. I want to travel, but also I'm hesitant to leave the hospital system I'm in, and I'm not sure I'm experienced enough to. 

 

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not.done.yet is a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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With a year of med-surg and a year of stepdown, you should do well as a traveler. If I were in your shoes, that is what I personally would choose.

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You definitely have the experience to travel.  It's not as scary as you might think.  I don't think I'd like to float.  

Why don't you talk to some of the nurses at your hospital that actually do these jobs?

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Thanks guys, I think you're right. I'm going to take the plunge and travel after my vacation in September.

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