I graduated in May of this year, but was unable to take boards for a few months since I was relocating across the country. I took (and passed) boards in August and have been licensed for about 2 months now.
I have been applying to for anything and everything that I remotely qualify for often without even getting a response. I went in to fill out an application at a home health agency last Monday and left after three interviews and a job offer. During the interviewing it was mentioned that they would like me to work there for a year since they didn't want to pay to train me and then have me jump ship. I agreed to that, but never actually signed an agreement.
Even though home health isn't where I see myself working in the long run I was ecstatic to have been offered a job especially since they wanted me to start immediately and the market for new grads is saturated. During my second day of orientation I received a handful of voice messages while out seeing patients with another nurse. I was called to set up interviews for two separate positions.
The interviews are for positions that I applied to in mid-August at our local VA hospital. The first is hiring four nurses, and the second is hiring three. As a veteran myself I would really like the opportunity to work at a VA hospital. With only two days of interviews to fill the positions I feel like I have a really good shot at either of the units since I interview well and it is my understanding that the VA likes to hire vets.
I feel terrible every time I talk to the nursing team leader since she seems to mention me working there a year during every conversation. She seems genuinely excited about me managing cases as soon as possible.
I had no intention of applying to other jobs since starting at the company, but this seems like an opportunity that I cannot pass up. The hospital jobs would be the best thing for both my career and my family, but I feel like I'm lying every time I talk with my manager.
Anyone have advice on how to handle this situation?