SNF or Hospital

  1. I was recently offered a position at a SNF but now a few jobs opened up at a hospital nearby. I am planning on returning to school for my masters and was thinking the SNF would be great since it's a set schedule that would allow me to have plenty of time for school. Opinions anyone please??? I have 1 year of previous SNF experience but that was over 5 years ago. Comments are GREATLY appreciated!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Tnurse24
    I am of the thinking that nothing beats the hospital experience. Regardless of what you decide to get your masters in it is going to be vital that you understand the hospital experience in all its gore and glory. A skilled nursing facility allows you to make an impact by being there for your residents each day but a hospital setting forces a clinical focus that will not be available in even the most state of the art SNF. Plus, recent varied work experience can only serve to strengthen your candidacy for an MSN program.
  4. by   Stellababy
    Thank you so much for your reply. I will be getting my masters for leadership and management.
  5. by   purplegal
    If you have the honor of working for a hospital, I would accept that. Hospital jobs are a lot harder to get than SNF jobs. If you find you dislike the hospital, the SNF will always be there.

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