I will be graduating in December and have started interviewing at hospitals for RN positions. I would really appreciate anyone willing to share some wisdom on what they thought was most important when they started/what to look for/what to avoid.
Should I try and get into a "new grad RN" program? Is it the longer the program, the better prepared I will be? Some hosp's I interviewed at offer a 2-month orientation period program w/preceptor and some it's a 1-yr program.
To those that have done it..how hard is it to have ur 1st nursing job on nights? Having never worked a night shift, I'm a little concerned. Do u always work consecutive shifts?
What is most important to ask in the interviews? I've learned to ask about 4th day paybacks and continuing ed. To my (unfortunate) surprise, most of the places I've been to are not offering any kind of tuition forgiveness, only willing to pay if I want to go on and pursue my MSN (which I can't even think about now).
Thanks so much!