Should I hold out for a hospital job?

  1. I just recently took and passed the NCLEX in December. I've been applying at a few nearby hospitals but was just offered a job at a physicians practice out of the blue. I'm kinda hesitant to take it for 2 reason: 1) lower pay and 2) losing/not developing the fundamental skills of a nurse. I wanted to work med-surg or even ccu but I'm just not sure what to do. I would like to know what ya'll think, any insight would be much appreciated.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Cobweb
    You can learn tons of good nursing skills in a doctor's office And any job is better than no job. You might have an easier time getting a hospital job with some experience under your belt. That's just my opinion, though.
  4. by   not.done.yet
    Take the job but keep applying.
  5. by   Scarlettz
    I would have took (almost) anything when I was looking for a job. This is especially so because it was hard to find jobs around my area. I would take it until something else pops up. It is hard to tell when something else arises, but this will give you good experience until then.
  6. by   CrazyGoonRN
    I would take it and keep applying like the previous poster said. Think about this: What if you turn it down and don't get another job offer for 6 months. Will you be kicking yourself then?
  7. by   STRAWBERRI
    Take it it's hard finding a job plus what if you turn it down n dont receive anything for months

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