I'm sorry if this is a repeat, but I've been looking through all the posts and I still don't know what to do. I'm a new nurse (graduated in December of last year) who recently got a psych nursing job with the state (great inpatient facility on a decent unit with a great nurse manager). Let me preface that I love the psych job. However, with that said - I LOVED the OR in clinical rotation and dreamed of getting an OR job. I never thought it would be possible bc they are so hard to come by around here. As luck would have it, two weeks into my new psych nursing position, I got a call about a OR internship (6 months of training, etc.) at a pretty nice hospital with a good reputation only 12 minutes from my house. My current job is a 45 min commute in traffic (7p to 7a), but with excellent benefits (including a wonderful pension program when I retire in 30 years).
I did a shadow day and still remain unconvinced of what to do. I think the OR will be a wonderful experience for me that I probably won't get if I stick it out in psych. But the psych job is great too. Any words of wisdom out there from other OR nurses? I tried to PM a few of you, but I have no clue how to do this.
I'm so stressed from making this decision! I don't want it to be the wrong one....