If a new graduate is unable to secure a hospital job right out of nursing school
, which one of the following jobs would be easiest to transition from into an entry-level med-surg position after say, a year of experience in that field:
Corrections (jail/prison nurse)
Dialysis (one of the big 2 companies)
Psych (state psychiatric hospital/behavioral health/psych ward of local hospital)
Long term care/skilled nursing facility/nursing home
The above options seem to be the "big 4" fields in my area that graduates who are unable to get a coveted hospital slot ultimately end up in.
If you were going to rank them in order from easiest to transition into the acute care setting to most difficult in terms of the skill set you will acquire in each one, how would your rankings go?