Some background: I graduated with my BSN in May. I just recieved ATT (finally) and will test on July 2. Yesterday an instructor of mine calls and basically offers me a job. She is currently consulting for a headstart project and they are creating a nursing position as part of some new programs they are doing.
The position sounds great -- salaried, basically set your own hours and develop the position for yourself.
However, I'm sure I'm gonna turn it down. I really like the sound of it... lots of teaching... working with young children and their parents but lets face it... I'm a new graduate, I need clinical experience. What if I took this job and several years from now the position fell through or lost funding or I want a change... then what? I go back to a hospital setting and have NO clue about anything clinical because the only exposure I got to it was in nursing school.
My dream has always been L&D/newborn nursery and am very interesting in nursing education. I have been offered a position in this area at a local hospital and I think I will take it.
I don't want to disapoint my instructor but I'm afraid this job will pigeon-hole me...
So what do you think... am I making a mistake.