Needing some advice concerning new job

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    I am a new grad RN who graduated in Aug. After months of filling out applications, submitting resumes, and going to interviews I finally got a job offer. It wasn't my first choice but I really wasn't in a position to be picky so I accepted it. I'm in my second week of hospital orientation and just received an offer for the position I really wanted in the first place. Is it okay for me to quit my current job after only two weeks in order to accept the position that I really want? I feel like quitting after such a short time will reflect badly on me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    that's a tough one. it's probably early enough in your orientation that you COULD quit and accept the other position but before you do, make sure the other job is what you really want. if you leave a good unit/hospital thinking the grass is greener on the other side you might not be able to go back to that place in the future if you ever wanted to. but that being said, orientation is a time to train you for a job and to also determine if you are right for the position and if the position is right for you. think long and hard about the pros and cons...your dream job will likely be waiting for you later after some experience. but honestly, if it were me..i would just go follw my heart i'm sure your manager will understand!
    KelRN215 likes this.
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    Are they two similar options or vastly different?
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    I am a proponent of following what you really want....however this is the one reason hospitals are not hiring new grads. If you do this know that the hospital you leave will probably put you as Do Not Rehire.
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    No, it's not OK to quit your current job after just two weeks to accept the job that you really wanted in the first place. This is one of the reasons many places are now reluctant to hire new grads. I cannot help but think that as a new grad, you aren't in any position to really know what either job is going to be like. The one you have might just turn out to be your dream job.
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    Please describe the positions.

    I would say it's ok as you only have two weeks in. Not a big loss on the facility's part and you bet your sweet patooty they would let you go if they saw a problem.
    ArtClassRN likes this.
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    The 2 positions are completely different. The position I am in now is in a 89-bed NICU at a children's hospital. The other position is as an RN circulator at a small multi-specialty surgery center.

    Also, I would eventually like to get into plastic surgery and/or medical aesthetics and I feel the circulator position falls more in line with my passion and is a better fit for me.

    I really appreciate all of the comments so far, but I hate the assumption that because I am a new grad it means I don't know what I want or what to expect. However, everyone is entitled to their opinion and maybe I am just being too sensitive.
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    "Also, I would eventually like to get into plastic surgery and/or medical aesthetics and I feel the circulator position falls more in line with my passion and is a better fit for me."

    Being a circulator will do nothing for the future you are interested in.

    You actually need to be post-surgical in some way. That is, taking care of patients who've had surgery/trauma (circulators don't do this, that is a different job) A burn unit would be fab, too. If you can deal with breast cancer patients. These are what plastic surgeons want, as these are the majority of their patients with insurance ...PACU if you want to be hired as resus. in an outpatient center. Cosmetics can be learned. Plastic surgeons won't need you for anything else. Also surgicenters can be notorious for sloppy or nonexistent training - talking about flying without a parachute!
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    I notice I am seeing more and more posts of new grads with multiple job offers, and the last two students I precepted were hired before they could finish nursing school.

    It seems all the doom and gloom predictions that "the nursing job market is NEVER COMING BACK" were wrong.
    KatieTX likes this.
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    Quote from amae90
    The 2 positions are completely different. The position I am in now is in a 89-bed NICU at a children's hospital. The other position is as an RN circulator at a small multi-specialty surgery center.

    Also, I would eventually like to get into plastic surgery and/or medical aesthetics and I feel the circulator position falls more in line with my passion and is a better fit for me.

    I really appreciate all of the comments so far, but I hate the assumption that because I am a new grad it means I don't know what I want or what to expect. However, everyone is entitled to their opinion and maybe I am just being too sensitive.
    No one said you didn't know what you wanted...you asked if it would reflect negatively on you and the answer is yes it will. The job you leave will not be happy and will probably place you on a do not re-hire list. That is the sad reality of today's job market.
    VivaLasViejas likes this.


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