I recently graduated this past December with an ADN degree. I live in a very popular medical center that only hires BSNs. I'm currently in a RN-BSN program online. My overall goal is to one day be in ICU. In the meantime, I want to work. I've been offered a position in outpatient dialysis with guaranteed Sundays off but less pay compared to the other offer of psych admission nurse in a mental health hospital. The psych position schedule is every weekend though which leaves me with not much of a life, I'm still in my early 20s and want to enjoy them but I understand with a nursing career, it can be challenging. Overall, which field will better prepare me for ICU and what I want to do in the long run? All advice appreciated, thank you!
Is the psych hospital offer affiliated with a medical hospital? Which one will you you the most hands on nurse experience closest to your desired position? Some questions to consider.