Okay guys, I posted a similar post yesterday and got a few responses but I need some fresh opinions because I have been presented with two offers and I have to make my decision TODAY! My anxiety level is sky high because I do not know what to do.
I am a fairly recent new grad (2010) with 9 months of clinic experience and no hospital experience. I KNOW floor nursing is not for me. I have been offered an internship (six-month) in the OR for a Circulator only position. It is pretty far from home, I won't know what hours I will be working until after the internship is over, and there is call twice a month where I would have to spend the night (weekend) at the hospital. I know OR experience is great but is this the best decision for my family. My kids are teens but still
Second job is at a laser hair removal facility that has been in business for over a decade and has locations all over the US. Fortune 500 company. I did shadow there and while the job would be routine, it is low stress, good hours, closer to home, and pay is better.
I just don't want to make a bad decision. I tend to be pretty OCD, but I've also got an anxious personality type and tend to do things slow at first ( and maybe for awhile!!) because I second guess myself, lack a lot of confidence, and want things done perfectly. I know, its counterproductive.
Other posters have commented that they could never "circulate" in the OR if it was only that because it was a boring job, although high stress as well. I'm truly stumped on what to do... Is the OR internship a better, wiser career move? But with my personality and anxiety, and perhaps slowness at first, would this even be a good fit as a circulator??
please help!! Thanks