I am a new LVN. No experience who's long term goal is to be an NP with trauma in mind.
I am in a decently rural area with only small hospitals within 60 miles. I would like to work at one of those hospitals in the future but nothing is open right now & certainly not for a new grad LVN.
I have taken two jobs out of the picture because of travel time & pay that relates to the travel not making it "worth it" at the moment. I have a 3 year old boy, I am pretty much a single Mom who has a great Mom who will watch my kiddo when she isn't working.
Job #1 is in LTC, nursing home, it pays more by 3 dollars an hour 36-40 hr/wk. Has the possibility of benefits. It's 30 miles away. Shift would mean that I would take my son to pre k at 8 am and not see him until the next morning on the days that I work. I don't have a schedule yet but I am starting tomorrow...The pro's for this job for me is the experience that is broader than Addictions and the pay would help my little family a lot.
Job #2 is in addictions nursing at a rehab facility 15 miles away. Pays the 3 dollars an hour less. 32 hours a week on the weekends & one day during the week. I have an interview but not the job yet but I have decided to go anyway she said she just wants to see my face & get my signature for a background check and UA. The pro's for this job would be, being around my son more & having free time to take classes next semester and possibly pick up some PRN work in LTC...if I can find it w/o experience.
Please help me pick! I don't know what to do and if I get a chance to pick I would love some of your opinions to consider. Thank you in advance for any response even just a vote!