I graduated in May 2012 and now I'm a BSN RN. After applying for many many jobs, I was offered two. During nursing school I had an intensive 6 month rotation on L&D unit- I loved this field and even became trained as a doula this summer. I was so excited to have an interview on this very L&D unit. It is a full time position and the pay is $21/hr. Unfortunately, my only other significant rotation was on an orthopedics unit. My experience in other fields is minimal.
I was also offered an outpatient float pool position, PRN, ONLY $16/hr (YES, $16/hr for my hard earned BSN, RN). Heres the thing:
I've heard as a new graduate, it isn't really good to start in such a specialized area as L&D. I want to go back to school in 1-2 years to get my FNP. Do you all think that the float pool (floating to family practices and speciality practices for 2 weeks-6 months of time) would be a more fulfilling/ appropriate experience before FNP school? Or should I take the full time hospital L&D job with benefits and a 4 month orientation? Ive been toiling over this for a week now and need to get back to the managers. The PRN float pool has had good success with new graduate RNs.
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you all so much for the input!