I am a newly graduated nursing student and I just received my first job offer. Its not from who I expected. While I am excited to start my journey as a nurse I am kinda sad to leave my current location. I work with a great bunch of people! I only put out two applications, one at where I work now and the other at a local residency program. I kinda figured the residency program was a long shot since so many of my fellow students wanted to go for it. Apparently it is a fairly competitive program. I have not yet passed the NCLEX (next week) and they even have offered me an Nurse Extern (PRN) position until the residency program starts.I feel fairly confident(kinda) that I will pass the NCLEX. I know that I am a solid student, but none the less, I don't like accepting an offer before I am capable of fulfilling the role. In addition I wonder if I should hold out for an offer from my current location. Would my experience there not give me some kind of edge? The residency program is for a step down unit or progressive care unit and I can expect a patient load of up to 5 patients once I am fully trained. The only reason that I am not totally "gung ho" for this position is really because of a coworker stating that the institution treats their employees very poorly in her experience. So what now, do I put in my two weeks notice at my current job? Wait for them to offer (if they offer)? I know that hiring is very slow at where I work so it does not raise any red flags of me not to hear from them yet. It has only been a couple of weeks. I am mainly trying to focus on my studies for my NCLEX, but these little quandaries keep popping into my head. So I figured I could use this forum as a catharsis method and maybe get some good advice in the mean time.