OK. IT is that time of year. Finals. NcLEX. JOB INTERVIEWS.
I have liked all my clinicals, have many opportunities but don't know where I want to start. I know that I can always change my mind and that everyone goes through this to some degree.
I'm currently torn between an offer I have at a local (10min. away) hospital medsurg/oncology floor or holding out for an interview at a regional hospital (35 mins away) for a position in Peds or NICU.
Part of me really wants to take the medsurg b/c it is good general experience with opportunity to specialize and certify in oncology nursing, it will help with time management, skills, organization and delegation. The only draw back is that it's a rotating day/night position which my family is ok with but i worry about my ability to adjust.
In the Peds/NICU the patient ratio is smaller, the acuity is greater, and I liked that aspect. I can see my potential to grow here with certifications. I dont' know if I will be offered a position, what the hours will be (most are nights)
and if the travel will be worth it.
I am not really factoring in pay (they're both about the same) and my hubby has good benefits so it is simply what type of nursing I want to do.
I wish there was a magic hat that you could pull the answer out of.:spin: