need your opinion on this

  1. HI!! I'm a new grad nurse.I have an enterview this thursday in a hospital and a nsg home. Can i pls ask for your opinion in which is a better place to start working?considering that i'm a new grad and a foreign grad at that. Also i applied for night shifts.Do you think it's a wise idea?Thank you so much.
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  3. by   SammyBSN
    If you want to learn, a hospital is a better place to work. In my experience, nursing home work is more routine and predictable, while hospital nursing is usually more unpredictable and fast-paced. It depends what is more important to you.
  4. by   CarVsTree
    Are yo an RN or an LPN?

    If you are an RN, I would definitely start in the hospital. RN's are managers in nursing home, and that seems a bit overwhelming for a new grad in my opinion.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Like the other posters have said - it depends on what type of experience you want...a nursing home is more chronic care versus a hospital is acute care.
  6. by   RNKay31
    I am a new grad and works in a nursing home, it is very stressful, and and demanding, hospital is best
  7. by   DolphinRN84
    In my opinion, a new grad is better working at a hospital first. They can learn so many skills, and it may help later on if one decides to do chronic care like at a nursing home. Plus I'm sure what you learn in the nursing home is a lot of skills, but not as much as in a hospital IMO.