hi, im currently in a big dilemma between doing med surg
and hospice. i was offered a job at this well-known
hospital in LA. good pay, great benefits but hell it's
med surg all over again. ive been an RN for 3yrs now, doing
mostly medsurg/tele/psych and i wanted a non bedside
job.. the hospice job offered to me was like a director
so basically its an office job, 9-5pm mon-fri. no weekends
no holidays. pretty cool. but at the same time i dont want
to miss the opportunity working for such a well known
hospital. any advice please! thanks! btw, i dont have
any background in hospice nursing so i really dont know
if there's like a career growth if i decided to take that job.
Mar 14, '13
hospice agencies tend to be much smaller than hospitals, so chances of growth and advancement may be smaller as well. But if you HATE hospital work, then avoid it. You are not making a decision that affects the rest of your life, just the immediate future. If you make the "wrong" decision you just start over. Life is full of start overs.
Mar 16, '13
thanks for the advice. im just really tired of med surg.
what specialty are u in? any suggestions?
Mar 16, '13
I'd take the hospice job. Worked for a "prestigious" medical institution previously and it hasn't made a big difference in any of my jobs after leaving. Pretty much it's the "same old, same old" everywhere. "Prestigious" just has a better PR department.