Well it's about that time... to start applying for nurse extern positions (which I've already done). I am between a decision that doesn't seem very complicated but it is. See prior to nursing school I had no exposure to health care. Mostly all with the exception of about 3-4 students in my class work in healthcare in some form or another. I do fine in clinicals but there are some things that I am still not fluent with as I'd like to be and I feel that it slows me down. Although I know I would get more exposure and experience as an RN if I take a Nurse Extern job, I still feel that I need to perform a few basic tasks on a regular basis to gain more familiarity FIRST. So I took a NA job at a Wonderful hospital that I am soooo excited to be with. SO much so, that I'd like to stay there once I become an RN. On the other hand, of all the Nurse extern jobs that I applied for, I have a feeling that I will be getting a call for an interview soon. Some of my classmates have already started getting calls, so it's just a matter of time. If I am offered a position which would of course include more money and skills more applicable to my career path, I don't think I would want to take it, because I'd be giving up a really great hospital with a great manager and future opportunities in like 6 mos. Am I making the wrong decision? I know I have to do whats best for me, and although I wouldn't want to walk away from a job that I just started (today was my first day), I also don't want to ruin my chances of future employment with the hospital. Somehow I feel as if I can get more comfortable in my job and my nurses are pretty cool and they trust me, they might show me some things and I'd be able to perform some nurse extern tasks under the supervision of an RN and this would be fine with me also. I don't care about the money, I want to get the best experience out of this. Am I making a big mistake, if I am offered a N.E job?Sorry so long.... Back to my Patho paper.