So I received two job offers:
1) Nurse educator/community heath educator
2) Labor and Delivery training program
These are both wonderful opportunities so I'm not sure which one I should take and need others opinions.
First off, I'm a fairly new nurse. I've been working in a small but very stressful ICU for over 4 years now. My original goal when I first started nursing was to go in L&D but there were no programs, so I went into an ICU new grad program and have been there since. Lately I've been really frustrated and have started to dread going to work that I realized I needed a change of pace.
I applied to a Nurse Educator position at a different facility which I would work 9-5 weekdays and no holidays (I've worked every holiday for these past four years) but its a little lower pay and its nonclinical. Also, I'm in the process of getting my Masters in Education because I love teaching. I also applied for a training program at my hospital for L&D which would be a great opportunity since thats were I originally wanted to go into.
So if you were me, even if you're feeling burnt out would you take the L&D position because it's difficult to get into a training program but risk having that feeling of dread going to work? Or would you take the educator position because this is most likely what I'll be doing in the future? But with the risk that I lose time at the bedside if I did want to go back?
I feel very blessed to have been made these two offers. What do you think?