I need some advice from nurses in OB regarding my job offer dilema
I will graduate in April 05 and feel fourtunate to have gotten 2 offers in OB. I have worked in OB for the past 5 years as the assistant to the director in my hospital. We have about 1000 births per year and I was offered a position on PP at night. I really want to work L/D and realize it may take a few years, if not more to move into a position there. I love the friends I have on the unit, but I am a little concerend that going from my current job role (having access to all confidential info on each employee,being very good friends with my boss outside of work) may make some people resentful or uncomfortable with my new RN staus. I am also concerend that as a new graduate starting out strictly in PP, I will loose alot of skills learned in school. We are not a high risk ob unit.
I did receive a second offer from a sister hospital of ours that is a very small rural hospital. It only does about 700-750 births per year, but they train you in pp and l/d and Nursery. One trained in pp and doing well will start with l/d. You then work everything. They draw their own labs, ect. because they are so small.
I am fortunate enough to know both mangers and both are wonderful. I am just wondering if I will get more experiance in the smaller hospital even though their numbers are a little lower?
Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated. I need to have an answer by Monday and I am making myself sick over the decision!