I wanted to know what you all thought would be the better choice. I am completely TORN between two jobs. If you got a job offer for the following two new grad positions, which would you choose:
One at a smaller non profit hospital in their progressive care unit. They have a wonderful residency program and offer a lot of classroom time and eventually move you to ICU and train you for that if you feel comfortable moving to ICU and if your preceptor feels you are ready. If you want to stay in progressive care, they let you do that too. There are nurses that have been there working there for MANY years and people seem to really like being there.
The second choice is in a bigger magnet hospital that offers a bit more hourly pay and wonderful benefits. They also have a really good residency program, but much shorter. The residency program would place you in med/surg unit. The managers were all very friendly and the institution really seems to have a lot of resources available.
Now I eventually want to work in labor and delivery in the future, so no ONE unit is calling me more than another. They all sound wonderful! I am trying to get experience as a new grad before pursuing further education ect... What would you all do? I'm torn because they both seem really great in their own way! On one hand one has is a magnet hospital with great benefits, pay and a wonderful residency program in a reputable hospital. On the other hand the other hospital gives me an opportunity to work in a critical care setting, also has a great residency program, and might look good later on when applying to L&D. What do you guys think? Do you think that really matters? What would you do?
Thank you for your help!!