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Choices as a new grad...


Specializes in Perioperative Nursing.

Hi everyone, I am in a little bit of a pickle... I did my final placement of nursing school in a cardiology unit, and I know that is what I really enjoy doing and want to do in the future. However, actually finding a job in that setting is not so easy (as a new grad) and so I have been applying to random nursing jobs in different fields. I applied to a fertility clinic and they want me to come in for an interview; the nurse sounded like she really needed me and was already talking about travelling and training days. Now I'm not sure what to do... I am eager to start working and earning income (pay off those student loans!) but should I wait for my passion to come along or should I take this great opportunity to learn something new in a different field? I always thought I would work in a hospital but this could bring something new to the table for me. I would appreciate any thoughts or ideas... thanks! :nurse:

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

You could be waiting a long time.I say take the job you have been offered.No learning opportunity is ever wasted and you will be able to pay some bills while you are waiting for your dream job.Many new grads are lucky just to have jobs never mind a job that is exactly what they want.Best of luck.

There are no rules that says you can no longer apply for other jobs. If I was in your situation, I would take it and continue applying to other jobs. Don't feel like "this is it!" Don't accept stagnation and always look for newer and/or better opportunities for yourself. Good luck with everything! I hope you get it!

joanna73, BSN, RN

Specializes in geriatrics.

In order to start building your experience, take whatever you can get and live with that for a while. Most people are not hired into their first or second choices these days. Far too many new grads and experienced nurses, few jobs. Also, I hate to be a downer, but clinical experience counts for very little.