Choosing a job- between a rock and a hard place

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    Hello everyone,

    This is my first time posting, I would appreciate any help with my current situation please .
    I currently work on a medicine unit at a large teaching hospital, specifically UMMC. I have been applying for other positions internally, and at other institutions.
    I am currently enrolled at Univ MD for my masters, so the tuition reimbursement at UMMC is amazing, that's about $10,000 a year. However pay is not as ideal.

    Recently I interviewed for a position at FSH medstar for an ER RN position, which I was offered a position. I live closer to this hospital, and the hours would be steady nights. Pay is higher, however tuition reimbursement is $3,000 a year. I responded saying that I needed some time to consider this position due to an appt, and the HR rep understood.

    I have an interview this week for another unit at UMMC for a transplantunit. I also live about 20 minutes away from this hospital without traffic. My question is, if I was to be offered a position to transfer (in which I do have experience with some transplant patients), which position would be the better choice?

    P.S. I also owe my current hospital back the money borrowed from one semester if I break my contract, in which we owe 6 months to them after passing the course.
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    If tuition is your priority then stay where you are. The pay us probably a few bucks different but it's worth staying at umms for the tuition. Fsh is a super busy Ed so keep that in mind as well.
    Tina, RN likes this.
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    Thank you! That's what I'm leaning towards.
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    Quote from crazy&cuteRN
    If tuition is your priority then stay where you are. The pay us probably a few bucks different but it's worth staying at umms for the tuition. Fsh is a super busy Ed so keep that in mind as well.
    I agree!

    Best wishes!
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    Let us know what you decide!!!
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    The $7000 difference in tuition reimbursement, if you work 40 hours every week, would come to about $3.36/hr for a year. Is the new job offering more than that? This is of course not counting any other benes nor the money you'd have to pay back.
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    Thanks everyone! I'm still waiting in my interview this wed, so ill update! I'd be making about $3 more on my base pay, and then night differential, so it'd be about $5 more an hour. Also, I pay roughly $80 monthly on parking at Ummc, so with free parking I'd save so much money.


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