Hi everyone. I have posted here before about a similar topic but I have a more specific question.
I was offered a job in an office as a patient care coordinator. I am excited about the offer, however I am a new grad and this would be my first nursing job. It is a lot of paperwork and not as much nursing as I would like. I am afraid that if I still want to apply to a hospital later, that I won't have the "acute care" experience that most hospitals are requiring. This job is local to where i currently live.
I have also been offered a job near my hometown. It is part time (48 hours per pay) and I would have to move my family three hours. I am not sure I can justify that on part time pay. It would be a huge pay cut from my current job (social services). To take this job I would have to live away from my husband and daughter for a bit while he finds a job and we sell our house. This is a hospital job in ICU. The other thing about this job is they know I really want full time and I could wait for a full time position to open up which would give us more time for my husband to get a job and hopefully sell our house.
Any thoughts for consideration? The other thing is, if I would find a local hospital job, I would take that in a heartbeat which would leave the office job hanging. I don't want to do that either per se, since my friend was the one who recommended me for a job.
If anyone has any thoughts about the experience with acute care from an office job, I would greatly appreciate any opinions.