catsmeow1972, BSN, RN 1,306 Posts Specializes in OR. Has 15 years experience. May 15, 2017 I started in OR and thought that I would stay there until i retired. Unfortunately, life got in the way. I moved facilities a few times and the two most recent were hotbeds of abuse, short staffing and general things that make you scared for the patients. Those two particular facilities and the accompanying bullying that went on has destroyed what I truly used to love. Currently I am working a med/surg position in a great place with phenomenal management. Problem is, bedside nursing involves a whole different set of organizational skills than the OR. i enjoy working with my awake patients, but most days i feel like i am just barely keeping my head above water. Floor nursing IS NOT for the faint of heart. I am currently considering a couple of options one, that is totally nonclinical, M-F 8-5, driving a desk and another that is very specific anesthesia focused stuff.I may go for one of those, i may learn to swim where I'm at. i don't know what is to come but none of those 3 choices sound bad.Nice thing with nursing as others in this thread have said...you can explore different options.