Hello! I am in a 14-month accelerated second-bachelor's-degree nursing program - which means I just started nursing school
in May and will graduate in just over a year. So while I am just getting "initiated" into nursing theory, etc., I am also trying to think about what I'm going to do when I get out of school. (My head is spinning... :spin: )
How did you decide what area to start out in once you graduated? I know a lot of people go right into med/surg so they can build their skills sets, and other people go into a specific area that they felt called to do all along...but what about everybody else?
Also, how much were you influenced by sign-on bonuses and the like? Does it make sense to work for a year at your second choice hospital so you can then move to your first choice and get a better pay rate? Etc., etc.
Thanks for any tips you can offer!