I have recently graduated with my BSN and have moved to an entirely different area where I honestly have no connections and no one really knows who I am so it has been difficult trying to find a job. I have applied to a number of places from hospitals, nursing homes, and a private practice. A few days ago, I received a call from a hospital for a new grad position that I REALLY want and my interview is in two days. I have been so excited/nervous preparing for this interview and this morning, I received another call from the private practice I applied to. They would like to have an interview with me next week. I am amazed and grateful that with my lack of experience, I managed to land two interviews. I was wondering what others thought about starting off in a private practice as a new grad with my BSN. I would obviously accept the new grad position over this job; however, if I do not get the new grad position, should I still consider accepting this job if I am offered it? I know that ideally it would be good for me to go into a position where I can use my skills and experience but I kind of like the idea of working mon-fri with holidays off and interacting with patients one on one and being a part of their long term care. Any advice? Also, anyone have any interview advice? Those common nursing interview questions seem a tad intimidating.
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