So, I have been truly fortunate to be offered two new grad positions. I would like some input about what you would do if you had to choose.
med-surg- I would Spend a week on two separate med-surg floors and pick which one I want to work on. Total orientation is 13 weeks. Pay is 25.50/ hour flat rate, and then pay goes up after orientation is over. Day shift and night shift is available. Requires 2 year contract, but I can change units/specialities within that 2 years as long as I stay within that hospital system. I have to pass NCLEX before I begin working.
ICU step down with 13 weeks orientation. After 6 months I would be able to cross train to the ICU. Pay is 26.50/hr. This is a night shift position. I can begin working here as soon as I graduate before passing NCLEX. No contract.
Postion One is about an hour from my house. It is a big hospital with lots to offer. it's magnet with level 2 trauma center. This hospital has a great reputation in the area.
Position Two is about 30 minutes from my house. It is a small community hospital.
I really have no preference between the two. Both are great offers. After 2 years I would want to do travel Nursing and eventually get my FNP after getting several years of experience.
Any my advice that y'all can offer will be greatly appreciated.