After months of using this incredible website, I have finally become a member... I need all of your infinite wisdom with a problem I am facing. When I was in LPN school, I started work at my local community hospital as a PCT, transitioning into a role as an LPN, and now as a new grad RN. I worked in our critical care unit as an LPN doing primary care, and since graduating RN school moved back onto the Med/surg floor. My nurse manager, who was very helpful and accomodating while i was in school, placed me on WEO, which pays more than any other shift. I applied to a hospital about an hr away, and got called for an interview for an ICU position on days. The hospital that I interviewed at is a level 2 trauma center, and we ship 90 percent of our neuro cases there. The only thing causing me hesitation is the pay difference between WEO that I have now and rotating weekends i will have there. The cost of living in the new town is significantly higher as well... I want to work critical care more than anything, but is the experience more valuable than the 8k i will lose in income... I am content on the Med/Surg floor i am at, it is familiar to me, and I have an excellent rapport with the physicians, coworkers, and patients. I just dont want to wake up one day kicking myself for not taking an oppotunity that would help me grow as a nurse because of money. PLEASE HELP!!!!!
Jan 7, '13
, tachycouture! Glad you decided to join us! If you aren't getting many responses you could try posting in Nursing Career Advice
or one of the specialty forums listed here
. Best wishes to you!