Ok here's my story... I am a Dec. 2009 grad still looking for a job..I've been working at a hospital for the past 8 years in a research lab. I kept working there while in school hoping that would help me to get hired as a nurse but no such luck. I've reapplied for the residency program being offered and to several other hospitals as well but the competition is steep. Last week I went to a job fair at this hospital and met some research nurses that were very impressed with my resume and background in research that they took me to meet the head doc over their department.. he interviewed me on the spot and the next week they called me back for another interview with his staff. I haven't been officially offered yet but they asked me about what salary I was expecting and they told me what I would be doing. They said I should hear from them this week. I would be handling several patients on different drug trials in the outpatient clinic and managing other duties related to several different studies. I feel confident that this is something I would like doing and that I would gain a lot of experience in (I planned to go into this later in my career), but my fear is that if I decide later that I want to move into a bedside nurse position this may hinder my chances because I will be lacking the inpatient experience. Any thoughts on this or has anyone had a similar experience?