I've been an RN for one year now. Right after I got my licence, ended up in LTC. I know I know, not the smartest thing to do as a new nurse, but when I job is right in front of you and you have no money, you'll take it!!
I got another job as a client services supervisor for a homecare agency. LOVE this job more than anything. It's a 8:30-4:30, paid holiday's, weekends off, everything I could ever ask for. I don't now if I have the opportunity to grow in both salary and experience. To be honest, nursing experience is ZERO... more so administrative experience and doing occurance reports. I still LOVE THE JOB.
My concern is that I am getting to comfortable at this job. It's so ideal, but it's not "nursing". I'm not getting the experience I would get in the hospital which EVERYONE is making me feel like I need. I love this job so much but one day I will want to move on... with my lack of hospital experience, 1 or 2 years down the line, they probably won't even hire me in the hospital because I haven't been. Everyone knows getting a job for TPH, YRPH, CCAC is very difficult.
Another thing, with my weekends OFF... How am I going to get used to a job where I have to work every other weekends. I'm young, I love my weekends, I love my Friday/Saturday parties... it's something I value. But if I ever want to go into the NP program or for my masters, I need that hospital experience... someone guide me. What does one do when they are SOOO happy in the moment, but knows the moment will not last forever....