So as of a week ago, I passed the NCLEX, and am now an RN with a BSN
For the past couple of months, I have been applying to new grad programs, without any luck. This past week, I applied for a full time RN postion at an acute rehabilitation hospital, interviewed, and received an offer for employment! This hospital has a solid reputation, and has locations across the US. My question is, do I accept the position, or decline and continue searching for a med-surg gig for that initial one year experience? I desire to work in critical care or emergency nursing, but have accepted the fact that my dream job isn't going to be my initial job. My main concern is that after a year or two of working this area, nobody will want to take me on in a hospital setting, as I have heard with SNF and LTC positions... Would I be able to count that experience as acute care? Am I setting myself up for a permanent career in rehab nursing? I am in an area that is saturated with new grad nurses, with all of the large hospitals requiring experience before being hired on.