I got two offers from two hospitals. One is a big out-of-state university teaching hospital, the unit is Orthopedic floor, and the pay is kind of low, just $18, another offer is a local hospital, small community hospital about 269 beds, not teaching hospital, the pay is better $23. My spouse has a work in a local company and if we stay in current place, we dont have to move. The unit is Oncology unit. I dont know if I should go out-of-state or stay in local. I dont know which floor is better, Orthopedic floor or Oncology floor, I am a new grad,no nursing exprience before. Although that out-of-state hospital's pay is low, but their average housing price is just $140k, so their cost of living is also low. Plus, if I go to that university hospital, I can study in that university, it is a good public university, they kind of give employee discount on tuition, so I just have to pay half of regular tuition. If I stay in local hospital, just smalll university, no school benefits. Should I go or not? If I dont go, how should I reject the out-of-state hospital? Both of them sponsor me green card. I got my nursing degree here in U.S.A.
Please give me some advice. Any of your input will be highly appreciated.
Thank you in advance
Sep 26, '06
It all depends... what do you want to do? There is no "better" choice here, only which one works for you. Work out your costs of living -v- pay rates. They may work out the same in the end in financial terms.
Personally I'd probably go with orthopaedics, as I found med-surg to give me a great basic grounding in nursing as a new grad, and I would enjoy the larger hospital and greater learning opportunities, as well as the chance to receive subsidised education.
It's great to have choices of two jobs - congrats!