I graduated in May, passed NCLEX and got my license in June, and went months without any feedback from over a hundred applications. Then, in November, I had interviews with two different hospitals. Took about a month before I heard back, but just in the past two days, I received job offers from both of the hospitals!!! I am still contemplating both offers, even though I already accepted the first position I was offered (because I was super excited after waiting for this moment for 6 months!).
My choice is between Hospital A: 20 miles away, med-surg position, 50- bed hospital, strict dress code, very clean and organized, pay approx. $1.25/ hour higher than Hospital B or
Hospital B: 8 miles away, PCU position, 250- bed unit, can wear any colors you want, older facility, pay slightly less than Hospital A.
Any advice from experienced nurses on which hospital seems better for a new grad? I also wanted to tell other new grads to be patient and keep trying because persistence does pay off. Also, did I mention how excited I am?!?!?!