Hello all... hoping to get some advise from more seasoned nurses. I graduate December 14th and have 2 interviews set up with the hospitals here in town this week. My predicament is... one is a general interview for an un-specified position, but, we have all been guaranteed that it will most likely be a 3rd shift position, which I expected.
The other, is the hospital that I have worked at for 9 years and is in HR then up to my boss, it is an interview for a position in Psych where I have been a tech for 9 years. It is a full time position on day shift, I know everyone I work with and LOVE working with them, know the unit routine and computer system. I also have a 6 year old daughter and a 4 year old step daughter as well as a husband that works full time days.
My question is... I love critical care and ER, I hope to be in these areas one day, so if I take a position in psych I worry that I will lose/not develop some skills that you would use on a medical unit. We generally do not have IV's, foleys, dressing changes, NG tubes, etc. Will me accepting an RN position on psych for a few years while I go on to get my BSN hinder my ability to move to a medical/critical care area later on? Or, since both of these places see psych patients on a fairly regular basis, will that be a positive?
I am very conflicted as what to do. A full time days would be wonderful, but I do not want that to be a disadvantage to me either... any suggestions? I would love to hear feedback, Thanks!