Hi all! I would love to get some input/advice from my fellow nurses. I have two job offers, and not sure which way to go. I recently graduated with my BSN, and my eventual goal is to become an FNP (I've just started a masters program that will take me ~3 years to complete). So with that little bit of background info, here are the two jobs I'm trying to decide between:
Job 1) Postpartum/Newborn Nursery RN at a hospital. Pros: the pay is pretty good, the hospital has a great reputation, I did all of my clinicals there so I'm very familiar with the facility/staff, and I love OB nursing! Cons: It's a 75-80 mile commute EACH WAY (takes about an hour and a half to drive), and it's a night shift (I'm so NOT a night person).
Job 2) School Nurse. Pros: The school is only about 30 minutes away from me, it would be a pretty sweet schedule (holidays and summers off? Yes, please!), and I just love school/community health nursing. Cons: Mainly the pay... it would be 20-25K less/year than the hospital.
So with that info, which would you choose?? Thanks, everyone!!