In the past, I have always taken whatever job was offered to me, now that I have several hospitals recruiting me, I can't decide what is the best move.
I have narrowed it down to three:
1) A Large hospital system with excellent pay and benefits, but a 45 minutes drive. Great orientation for new grads. Pt ratio is 5-6 for med surg. Specialized units. Written documentation, but working toward computer.
2) A medium sized hospital with great benefits and great pay, and they have an "internship" for new grads. 20 minute drive. Pt ratio 5-6. Computer documentation.
3) A small hospital with less pay and just OK benefits, but it is close to me and the people are so nice! Will "train" me with my input, but no formal orientation. I already know some of the docs, and some of the people who work there. Also, the beds are general med-surg, so I could get lots of experience. PT ratio is 7, but probably not as "sick". Written documentation.
I realize there is no "bad" choice, but I just can't pick! Part of the problem is that I am not sure what direction I want my career to go.