the time is quickly approaching for my class to list our choices for our preceptorship. i am feeling torn listing my choices, and have a question. friends of mine who graduated a few years ago were hired into the unit they completed their preceptorship in, at the end of their preceptorship. do you find this happens still, even with the downturn in economy? i asked both of them, and they are not working in places that precept currently, so they didn't feel that they had accurate insight to offer.
as with any new grad nurse, i would love to be hired into a specialty i am interested in. that being said, i also know not only are jobs hard to come by, but they are especially hard to come by for new grads in specialty areas. if you do find that student nurses are being hired directly into the units based on their performance there, would it be smarter to list a med surg unit as my first choice as it would be easier to get a job there than a specialty? or just bite the bullet and list the specialty areas i'm very interested in? i feel that i could greatly benefit from some med-surg experience, but i'm also afraid that i will have a hard time moving into a specialty from there.