Wow, it's almost a reality, at least it's starting to feel more real, that I'll be graduating in less than two months. It's been such a long road!!! I've already applied at a couple of hospitals and I've got my first interview on Friday!!! I'm starting to get nervous about making the right decisions for my career. There are several hospitals near my house that are really nice. I'm externing at one of them already and I love the people that work there. I'm not sure if they'll be hiring new grads though, they've just moved to a brand new hospital and things are still getting worked out.
Those that have been in the field for a while, would you start off as a new grad at a nice low acuity hospital, or a teaching hospital with high acuity patients? I really want to stay in L&D and I have an interview at ST. Joes on Friday. I love the high acuity there and feel I'll learn a LOT!! I really feel if I worked there for a while I'd be a better nurse overall, just from the experience. But the long drive makes me hesitate. I know how hard it is after a 12 hour night shift, and an hours drive home is sort of scary after all night. Do you get used to driving home in the mornings after a 12 hour shift? I definitely want to work nights, it works out better for my family right now, and I'm not really a morning person anyway
Thanks for any help/advice!! I'm just trying to get some perspective and I'm excited about all of this and needed to bounce some ideas around!!
Block 4 two tests left!!