A little history about myself: I am a new grad with no prior medical experience from NJ seeking to relocate to Texas. My career goal is to be in ICU but feel that I want to build my nursing foundation before jumping into ICU. I have interviewed and accepted a position in a Post Surgical/Med-Surg Unit at a teaching facility. I love the staff at the hospital and feel as if everyone is there to help.
Today, I received an opportunity to interview at JPS Health in Fort Worth, TX. It's in a step down unit for the ICU. The pay would be $3 more an hour. If anyone has had experience in this unit or hospital, please offer some information about working at JPS. Orientation is only 8 weeks for this unit which seems to be a little low for a unit with vents and potent drips.
I am very happy to accept my current position that I would start next month but do not want to regret not taking an opportunity to work at JPS. Which position would be best for wanting to be in the ICU in the future?