New Grad RN offered Hospital Position & Dr.'s office Position Need Advice :-) - page 4

Hi everyone. I am a recent new grad BSN, RN in NJ. I've applied for well over 300 jobs and finally got 2 job offers and now do not know which one to accept. The first is for a large Pediatric group... Read More

  1. Visit  HeartsOpenWide profile page
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    I would say the Hospital hands down. You need that acute care experience as a new grad. We had a woman who worked in a clinic the first two years of her nursing career who recently was hired per-diem but wanted more hours in the summer; it never worked out due to the fact that she never worked in a hospital before...she could not even remember how to run an IV pump! (she is gone now, her acute care skills are so nill with no experience that we could not even use her when we were short staffed) I have worked in a hospital for over two years now and I could easily get a clinic job right now...
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  3. Visit  diva rn profile page
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    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    I would say the Hospital hands down. You need that acute care experience as a new grad. We had a woman who worked in a clinic the first two years of her nursing career who recently was hired per-diem but wanted more hours in the summer; it never worked out due to the fact that she never worked in a hospital before...she could not even remember how to run an IV pump! (she is gone now, her acute care skills are so nill with no experience that we could not even use her when we were short staffed) I have worked in a hospital for over two years now and I could easily get a clinic job right now...



    Exactly what I was talking about!!!!!! I can't imagine even thinking twice about this!
  4. Visit  jahra profile page
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    I vote for the clinic job if Pediatrics is your passion. With some experience
    you could always ask the MDs you work for to give you a reference to
    work per diem Pedi inpatient (general, not acute care). Then you will have both areas covered....

    Whichever job you select, best wishes to you!
  5. Visit  dpiana profile page
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    Do what you love...peds. Plus you will save on gas with the shorter trip.

    An extra 2 hours of commuting on top of a 12 hr shift is a lot...you will be pooped!!!!!
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  6. Visit  MomRN0913 profile page
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    Quote from agldragonrn
    wow, you are lucky to have two offers in new jersey. i cannot even get a hospital interview in central new jersey. i have been trying to get acute experience but no one calls me. they all want bsn.

    if i were you, i would take the hospital job. it is hard to go from non-acute to acute but easy to go from acute to non-acute.

    in any case, compare the cons and pros and decide. good luck!

    e.t.a.
    if you take the clinic job, please give me the cardiac hospital job, please? :d
    sorry to go off on a tangent here, but have you tried dialysis nursing? is it something you are interested in?

    with hd tech experience, you probably could score an hd position in a hospital, and with time end up doing icu hd.

    try fresenius. if you haven't already.
    agldragonRN likes this.
  7. Visit  agldragonRN profile page
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    Quote from momrn0913
    sorry to go off on a tangent here, but have you tried dialysis nursing? is it something you are interested in?

    with hd tech experience, you probably could score an hd position in a hospital, and with time end up doing icu hd.

    try fresenius. if you haven't already.
    thanks for your suggestion but dialysis is not my cup of tea even though i worked as a dialysis tech for 4 years. most of my rn friends are all hd rns and they told me do hd when i am about to retire. :d
  8. Visit  kaylynnd06 profile page
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    Just thought I'd update everyone... I chose the Pediatric RN position and am absolutely loving it. Since I work for an office/emergency walk in pediatric group I get to see a lot. You'd be suprised how many nursing skills I'm using and the NP's are great at showing me new things. Thanks for all of your advice!
    bluesky94 and Stephanie4574 like this.
  9. Visit  TheDreamJourney profile page
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    Hi I am so happy that you updated us all and I strongly believe that you made the right/best choice!!!!!! Good luck
  10. Visit  kaylynnd06 profile page
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    Thanks ! Good Luck to everyone out there in their search :-)
  11. Visit  pedsnurse112 profile page
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    How did you go about applying for the office position? I'm currently working in a Pediatric Hospital and would love an office job. I'm just having trouble finding out how to apply and when places are looking. Thanks and congrats!


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