Decisions... which one should I pick?

  1. I never thought I would be in this position but after months of being unemployed and searching, I now have two job offers! One is a school nurse and the other is a office nurse position (nephrology). I have only about 10 months of nursing experience in an orthopedic clinic. No real floor experience. Which one would be a better opportunity?
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    About ijuanabhappy

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    School Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in School Nursing


  3. by   All4Seasons
    If both are equal in interest to you,I'd suggest you look at differences in salary,benefits,and commute time. Good luck!
  4. by   evolvingrn
    why are you leaving the clinic job you have? i think school nursing would offer something 'different' from what you have been doing.....but i would go with your interest.
  5. by   Sl1011
    Omg, I REALLY would love to work as a school nurse so I would choose that!! The benefits are amazing. I don't have any interest in nephrology either. How far do you have to travel, is there much of a pay difference?
  6. by   MrChicagoRN
    Quote from ijuanabhappy

    Which one would be a better opportunity?

    Completely depends where you want to end up.

    School nurses are around students and teachers all day.

    Office nurses will likely be interacting with physicians, clinical staff & office staff, medical reps, etc
  7. by   ijuanabhappy
    I was looking over benefits for the school position. I cannot believe that it costs $1,000 a month to cover employee plus family on medical insurance!! Is this how it is everywhere else??