I cant decide what hospital is best 4 me?

  1. Here's the dilemma. I work as a nurse extern for two different hospitals. One hospital I work at is on a Med-surg floor on a midnight shift where I float often and they use there nurse extern for nurse's aides, I feel as if I am not learning anything. But this hospital makes good money, more than the other hospital I work at and they have excellent benefits. The other hospital I work at is a bigger, more updated hospital in the PACU department as a nurse extern. Here they make less money but the nurses there treats me like a nurse extern and not an aide. Meaning, they precept me into the RN role not just using me to take vitals and feeding patients.
    What do I do when it's time to graduate. I feel that the bigger hospital I work at in PACU is a great opportunity to start as a graduate nurse, but med-surg at the other hospital that pays better is a good opportunity too???????? Help me??????????????????????????
    Last edit by rn2bn07 on Jan 7, '07
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   shudokan-RN
    money isn't everything, go with the best fit
  4. by   CaLLaCoDe
    I second the motion!

    The better fit, the better externship/orientation, the happier the new nurse!:spin:
    I oriented for 12 weeks LOL on my telemetry floor and got the best of help as a new nurse! Go for the pay when you have experience under your belt is my thought...but great coworkers don't come easy.

    Quote from macox
    money isn't everything, go with the best fit
  5. by   Soup Turtle
    I would focus on learning and go with the smaller hospital.
  6. by   Lacie
    I agree with the other posters as I also did a nurse externship in CCU in which they treated me very well and equally. The only thing I really didnt get to do was meds. When I graduated I transitioned into this same unit as an RN and it made it so much easier particularly since the staff already were familar with me. I didnt get that new grad attitude from many.

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