Despite what is going on at work, I am really trying to put myself FIRST.
I'm taking myself out of O.R. nursing and heading in the direction of informatics. This is something that I already do in my current position; I'm just looking at making this my only focus.
Will I miss the O.R.? Sure, but I am ready for a change. While I love taking care of patients, I do not like managing staff. It has taken the joy out of work for me. When that happens, it is time to LEAVE.
I have already applied for other jobs within my hospital and at our sister hospitals. Maybe I will start applying at the various software companies that have medical software.
In the meantime, it is nose to the grindstone. Survival, if you will. Using that word in reference to my work is downright sad.
Time to get happy!
And here we go... Keep your fingers crossed.