I am a new grad RN, BSN who has an interview on a Med/Tele floor next week. I did my senior practicum on the ICU and really want to have a career in critical care. I am ACLS, PALS, BLS and NIHSS certified. I talked to the ICU director today and she said she would love to hire me but that they don't have any openings right now. She said that they probably would later in the summer.
I was offered an interview by another department director for a position on a Med/Tele floor and have the interview next week. My question is should I take the Med/Tele position if offered or hold out for the ICU? I know that hospitals frown upon transferring between departments before at least a year, usually, and especially since I am a new grad and they will have to invest time and money into training me. I plan on working for this hospital for a long time, and I don't want to damage any relationships.
Should I hold out in hopes that I will get my dream ICU job later in the summer or should I take the Med/Tele if offered? I am in Denver, too, so the job market for new grads is virtually non-existent.