Choosing a job/shift - page 2

Hi everyone! My name is Brianna and I am a new grad. I am taking the NCLEX end of February and will start a new job in March. I have a question to poll: I have 2 job offers (same hospital). One... Read More

  1. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from BriannaJune
    Thank you everyone!! I really appreciate all your feedback. It's helpful to get opinions from experienced nurses. I decided to accept the peds position, and while I know the adjustment to night shift will be tough to say the least, I think it was the right decision, and fortunately, I have lots of support at home!
    Good luck & I hope the switch to nights goes well for you!
  2. by   Lil Nel
    Yes, best wishes as you embark on your nursing career!

    You can always search this site for advice on how to bridge to night shift hours.

  3. by   Meriwhen
    Tough choice.

    Pediatrics is difficult to break into, especially as a new grad. If you are being handed on a silver platter the opportunity to start off in peds and peds is your true love, TAKE IT. You're being given a gift. Learn to suck up the nights for the year or two, then move into a day position when it opens up.

    On the other hand, if you are really a non-functional human being after 2000 each night--and there are people who can't work nights to save their lives because of that--then perhaps the day m/s position may be better. After a year or two, you can try to start working over to peds. But only you know if you can really handle NOC.

    Best of luck whatever you decide.

    ETA: I see you've chosen. Congratulations and good luck!
  4. by   AnnR911
    For me Pedi night shift. For you the day shift because you already have commitments-5 weddings, new husband and a constitution that you have stated needs the mornings...good luck sister with whatever you decide.