I am a new RN and graduated over 6 months ago. I put a lot of time,effort, and gas money looking for a nursing position in my city and throughout the state over the past few months. I was so blessed to receive two job offers at the same time within a reasonable drive. Now I am confused to which one I want because I like both. I talked to my family and wrote a pro and con list of each but I still cannot decide.
One position is in a hospital one hour and ten minutes away working on a ICU step-down unit, PT with benefits. The second position is FT working with mental health and behavioral teens at healthcare facility, 20 minutes drive away, with benefits and pays fifty cents less.
I have many random ideas going in my head right now. The thing that is most important to me is personal happiness. I am at a point in my life I want to try to have kids in three years. Professionally, I hope to someday work in a children's hospital or mental health unit. I have a lot of debt due to nursing school. Last but least, I want a position that can help make me marketable.
What questions should I ask myself? Are there any possible questions I can email the managers to make a more informative decision at this point?