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by crystalpan crystalpan (New) New Nurse

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Hi all nurses out there. :D, 

My situation is that now I am debating between 2 jobs. I am a new grad just moved to a new state, so I dont know a lot about the hospitals here but I am very fortunate to have two offers. 

Hospital 1: I accepted the job offer (new grad residency program-12wks) around the 11 of October, and finished my physical, reference and background check. I was getting ready for this job that starts on middle of November. There will be 8 total new RN in the same cohort, so we could get support. The bad thing is that the place is 60 miles one way from my place (will need to relocate again by myself first). I truly appreciate the opportunity they offered!!!!

Hospital 2: got a call today.  A Tele position and patient ratio is 1:6. I also get 14 weeks of training. As a new grad, getting 6 tele patient is scared and I dont know if I will be ready by then in 14 weeks of training. The good thing is that it is about 10 miles from my place so I wont be moving again by myself. 

A bit about myself: both my BF and I relocated from another state. If I pick 1, I will be moving by myself first since our lease is until 08/2020. If I pick 2, we can save money on rent/food. 

Any input will be more than greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!

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Personally, I would think that Hospital 1 would be my preference. That way you will be with several people in the same situation. You will be able to grow together and learn, and also expanding your personal network. Plus 60 miles isn't super close, but could be a lot worse 🙂 

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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I would go with hospital 2. Close to home, save money, 2 more weeks of training than hospital 1. Believe me, I would venture a guess that they are not going to throw 6 patients at you first thing, being a new grad.  I would think that they would start with basics and work you up to 6, and you would have the support of your coworkers.  I would ask to shadow on that unit on what would be your usual shift, so you can truly see.  If it's not what you want, go with hospital 1.  Good luck

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