I need help deciding where I want to work. I am a new nurse who graduated in January of 2012 and passed NCLEX in March... here's my story...
I was offered a part time day shift position in NY state 45 minutes from home at a small community hospital's oncology unit, in a town that I ADORE and would love to work at one day. Their education department is "slim", but I feel they would nurture me and support me, eventually move me into a full-time position. 6 shifts a month, a little over $34 an hour.
I was just recently offered a part time day shift position at St Joe's hospital in paterson, on a surgical orthopedic unit. Pays less than the first hospital, but 8 shifts a month, so ends up being more money. Benefits. Magnet Hospital. Great training/education department... etc, sounds good right?
Lastly, I am interviewing at Morristown Memorial Hospital on Monday for the Hire Learning Program, which is amazing, but at the end of orientation, I'd only get a per diem job. It's a respiratory step-down unit. No real offer here yet but I'm just thinking ahead.
I'm leaning toward St Joe's, but what are the pros and cons of per diem? and what about Morristown per diem work? How much do they pay for hour? Is there a high chance I'd find a full time job there? I can stay home as long as I need to, but I'd like to find something full time no more than a year after I start at any of these three hospitals.
I only have about 4 days to make my decision.