I just got a scholarship a large pediatric hospital that pays for the rest of nursing school in exchange for a year of work after I graduate (I intend to stay MUCH longer than a year!). I'm graduating soon, so I'm in the process of deciding which area I'd prefer to start out in. Obviously my options will be limited by space available in certain areas, but most departments bring in new grads, so I potentially have a lot of choice.
I LOVE general med-surg peds, but I recently did a short observation in the NICU and fell in love with that as well. I'd really like to hear from general peds, PICU, and NICU nurses about these different areas. Pros and cons? What do you love about it? What would you rather do without?
I'm definitely grateful that this is my only dilemma since a lot of new grads are having are hard time finding jobs. Thanks for your help!