If you don't mind, I need y'alls expert advice, please!
I am starting BSN school in the fall. Most of my prerequisites will be completed by that time, so I will start my clinicals in Jan.
I am currently a wellness manager for a corporate exercise facility, and I don't make that much money, and I don't have any benefits (i.e. insurance, retirement). However, I do have a lot of down time for studying, approximately 4 - 5 hours a day.
Recently, I heard of a position at the hospital that I want to work at after graduation, and it is in the area I want to work in. The position is an unit administrative coordinator. Basically, from what I understand, I will be entering the charts into a computer system. I thought this would be a great learning experience and a great way to get "seniority" in the hospital. With this position I also have insurance, retirement and paid time off. Well, I have been offered the position, and I have to give them an answer on Monday.
However, there is a problem. This position pays $2.50/hour less than what I am making now and only 56 hours over two weeks (but there is a very likely probability that there will be an opportunity for more hours by filling in for other administrators in other departments).
Finally, my question to you experts: Do you think this position, with all of its learning possibilities and benefits, is better than the position that I am at now, with $2.50 more an hour and the opportunity for me to study at work?
Sorry so long!