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ADVICE NEEDED!! What should I do?

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Specializes in ED. Has 12 years experience.

Hello,

I would like advice on my next step...I am a new RN but I have been an LPN previously (5 years). I was offered a job on a med surge/tele unit(internship) at a local hospital and I accepted BUT the next day I got a call from two other hospitals wanting to panel interview me for a labor and delivery internship position. I want to know if I should go to the interviews or just stick with the job that I accepted?? On a side note....one of the reasons I went back to school is to become a labor and delivery nurse but now I don't know what to do with this job, I mean i'm not even sure that they will even offer me a l/d position and I don't want to burn my bridges with the place that I did accept the position with.The pay is all the same no matter where I go so that's not a factor BUT the job I accepted is much closer than the other two hospitals that are offering the l/d internship. HELP!!!

Thanks in advance for responses!!!

I'd say go to the interviews. You wanted to be a L&D nurse, right? See if it's still something you want to do with the drive and etc. Maybe you can ask to work Per Diem job and one full the other. Life has a funny way of working out. I wish you the best of luck!

LadiiGambleRN5, BSN, RN

Specializes in ED. Has 12 years experience.

I'd say go to the interviews. You wanted to be a L&D nurse, right? See if it's still something you want to do with the drive and etc. Maybe you can ask to work Per Diem job and one full the other. Life has a funny way of working out. I wish you the best of luck!

Thanks...that's the same thing I was thinking because I never in a million years thought they would call me back for an interview!! I'm nervous and excited at the same time...any tips on panel interviews?

Go to the interviews! You don't want to miss out on any possibilities! Good luck !

LadiiGambleRN5, BSN, RN

Specializes in ED. Has 12 years experience.

Go to the interviews! You don't want to miss out on any possibilities! Good luck !

Thank you... I'm definitely going!!

ICUKeesh

Specializes in ICU,Critical Care.

Go to the interviews, don't pass up those chances! Best wishes :)

ixchel

Specializes in critical care.

You will definitely regret it if you don't go. And I second the per diem at one, full time at the other. If med/surg is willing to take you per diem, I promise you skills you learn there will benefit you greatly in the long run. Good luck to you!!!

Well, it happened! Woo! & you should be incredibly proud for getting a job offer and an interview. I wish I coikd give advice but I barely just passed my NCLEX, aha. But with any interview, don't be afraid to shine and ask questions. Of course, be prepared! You totally got this!

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 19 years experience.

First, congrats! It's a tough job market and to get an offer and a couple interviews is pretty fantastic. My advice, which doesn't mean squat, is definitely go to the interview. Especially since you indicated L & D is where you want to be, an internship position in the specialty sounds right up your alley.

That being said, the interview is only step 2 [the application being step 1]. Worst case is you won't be offered the position, but at least you will gain the valuable interview experience. Best case you are offered the position, then you just need to decide if the job in your desired field is worth the longer commute and just guessing here but I bet the answer is yes since you really want L & D.

If you are offered the L & D job and decide to acccept, don't worry about declining the already accepted med surg/tele position. Nothing wrong with explaining to them that you decided to accept a position elsewhere that better suits you.

Good luck!

LadiiGambleRN5, BSN, RN

Specializes in ED. Has 12 years experience.

First, congrats! It's a tough job market and to get an offer and a couple interviews is pretty fantastic. My advice, which doesn't mean squat, is definitely go to the interview. Especially since you indicated L & D is where you want to be, an internship position in the specialty sounds right up your alley.

That being said, the interview is only step 2 [the application being step 1]. Worst case is you won't be offered the position, but at least you will gain the valuable interview experience. Best case you are offered the position, then you just need to decide if the job in your desired field is worth the longer commute and just guessing here but I bet the answer is yes since you really want L & D.

If you are offered the L & D job and decide to acccept, don't worry about declining the already accepted med surg/tele position. Nothing wrong with explaining to them that you decided to accept a position elsewhere that better suits you.

Good luck!

Thanks so much!! and yes you are right I REALLY want to be a L&D nurse, I have dreamed about it for so long and I'm just so happy to even be offered an interview!

Your advice is valued, thanks!:)

imintrouble, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg. Has 16 years experience.

Thank you... I'm definitely going!!

If you already knew you were going, why was advice needed?

Just curious.

LadiiGambleRN5, BSN, RN

Specializes in ED. Has 12 years experience.

If you already knew you were going, why was advice needed?

Just curious.

First off...why even come on my page and respond in a negative way (just curious why someone would want to do that) and second off, I decided to go AFTER getting positive responses from experienced nurses on here....KEEP IT MOVING IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY. THANKS FOR BEING CURIOUS AND I HOPE YOU FOUND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

imintrouble, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg. Has 16 years experience.

First off...why even come on my page and respond in a negative way (just curious why someone would want to do that) and second off, I decided to go AFTER getting positive responses from experienced nurses on here....KEEP IT MOVING IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY. THANKS FOR BEING CURIOUS AND I HOPE YOU FOUND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

My question wasn't negative, and I'm sorry you found it that way. Most people need more than 3 responses to convince them of anything.

You'll find if you're here long enough, that "my page" doesn't exist on allnurses.

But in the interest of peace and civility, I will leave "your page" with an apology.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

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