I am currently facing a dilemma and I need some guidance. Today, I received a phone call to go in for an interview next week for a staff nurse position at a level 1 trauma center ER. I can't even say I am a new grad because I will graduate this May (they are aware of this) but my point is that I feel lucky to have been called for an interview this soon and this could be a once in a lifetime chance as this is also a magnet hospital and they will open a brand new 84 bed ER next year. The only BIG problem I have is that they are offering me to work the night shift and I really don't know how I feel about working nights. I have never worked nights before so I don't know how I will function. I asked about eventually switching to day shift and they said there is a wait list for that.
What should I do? This is one of the only two level 1 trauma centers in town and the other hospital will not consider new grads, they only hire nurses with at least 1 yr of ER experience. Would I be totally crazy to pass up this opportunity just because it's the night shift?