Just wanted some opinions. I've read a lot on here that your first RN position should ideally be in a acute care hospital... because that is where I eventually want to end up working the 3-12s in a hospital setting in an ER(which I know is VERY difficult to land being a new grad).
But after applying for a while and without huge success I've started to think about applying to Clinics or Urgent care centers there seems to be quite a few around where I'm moving to (around Kingwood, TX). Any opinions if later on after I get that experience will it be considered acute care and aid in attaining a hospital position?
The hospitals seem to only hire twice a year and I don't want to wait around for something I might not even get an interview for, but I've heard that once you work at all as an RN you are no longer eligible for those new grad programs.
I'm probably overthinking. I've even applied to positions over an hour away.
Thank you for any advice or your experience with this!