I have been offered a FT job at a chronic care hospital, as well as FT or PT job doing private duty nursing and skilled nursing visits. The chronic care hospital is a state facility, and the pay is
not good, to put it mildy. The private duty salary is great and the skilled visits are very well paid, but do not cover travel expenses, so I wouldn't end up making that much in a full day of visits if I have to do a lot of travel in between.
When I originally interviewed at the hospital, they told me they only had a PT spot open, but when push came to shove they offered me a full time spot. I could possibly work PT for them (if they would still take me PT), PT doing private duty, and then do visits as my schedule allows. I could also do FT private duty and them schedule visits as allowed, but (and this sounds kind of bad), as a new grad I really wanted to be able to put the word "hospital" on my resume. The skilled nursing visits are what I am most interested in, because I will get to do pedi oncology as well as mother-baby, infusion nursing and a bunch of other stuff that I am really excited about. I just can't afford to do FT visits.