which would you choose?

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    hello. i have been a dedicated allnurses reader of the threads since i passed my boards & have been on the job hunt as a new grad. i have found it very inspiring and truthful, and finally have a dilemma i've come across and decided to turn to allnurses for advice

    i graduated this past may 2010, passed boards in july, and have been looking for a job since. i know the market is definitely tough, but after a couple months of aggressive hunting & networking: i have been given 2 job offers (literally back to back). i am so grateful and thankful for these opportunities! but i want to choose the place that will ultimately best for me and will place me in a positive direction while beginning my career.

    Hospital A: trauma 1 hospital, good reputation in a suburban area. very familiar with this facility, and comfortable with the dynamics of this hospital. this hospital will require me to move away from family, but have a very strong support system there. when i interviewed with the unit (primarily medical floor), i felt like the personality of the unit was very supportive & encouraging as a new grad and i would be given as much support as i needed. however dont plan staying here forever, can't imagine myself being here more than few years max.

    Hospital B: as a student, it has always been my dream to work in a city hospital. this hospital is a city hospital, great reputation as a facility - trauma 1 hospital. the floor is predominantly surgical. not familiar with the hospital at all, but when i entered the facilities and saw i was impressed a lot. the unit itself was intimidating, i know itd be a challenge at first, especially because i am unfamiliar with the facility. however, here i can picture myself growing more & although it may not be forever, there is a much higher chance i'd be here for the long haul.

    so which would you choose? the reputation for the hospitals are good. both trauma 1, both have orientation programs that i think is of adequate time to adjust. i wonder as a new grad student if i should go for what i know i will be confident and most comfortable in, or go for my dreams & challenge myself. any input would be appreciated!
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    Whatever one hires

    No seriously,

    Which one is closer to your family?
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    Congrats on getting 2 offers!!!!!!!
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    both would require me to move away (but im single) .. the city would be closer to my family & friends than the other location
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    personally, as a new nurse and new to the profession ... i would choose the job that is closer to home. if things do get tough you will have your family near by. i understand you mentioned you will still have strong support... sometimes it is not the best idea to change so much in so little time. good luck and i hope you make the decision that is best for you!
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    B. Living away from family doesn't mean you'll lose contact with them.
    Ignoring the above, you sound more excited about the 2nd option. But also a little scared. Is that why you haven't chosen it yet?
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    yea, after much consideration i decided on choosing option 2. my outlook on this is the best way to grow is to be confident in myself, challenge myself, & accept that in order to grow i need to experience things outside of my comfort level. hope this is the best decision =)

    goodluck everyone with the job hunt! i feel like things are slowly opening up for us new grads. !
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    I was going to suggest option 2 since you seem more excited about it...but it looks like you already chose! Congrats!


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