Need thoughts on which hospital to work in

  1. I've been offered the same position in two different hospitals, but can't decide on which one to take. Here's the low down:

    Hospital 1 (where I currently work as a float pcp/cna)
    I will have worked there for a year in May
    I have 401K, which you have to be there 5 years to be vested (where they match what you've put in)
    Will pay for all my exams, licensure, review course, etc
    Has the better insurance
    Pays $1.10 less (base pay)
    Shift diff is 20%
    I'll be part of the new ER when it opens this fall
    Get to wear white scrubs
    "non-profit" Catholic hospital

    Hospital 2
    Pays $1.10 more an hour (base pay)
    Shift diff is $3.00
    I'll make 52 cents/hour more here when shift diff is figured in
    insurance doesn't start until 2 months of employment
    $1500 sign on bonus
    Was just bought out (again), into what is now the largest health care hospital group in the nation (CHS)
    Smaller ER
    Get to wear blue scrubs
    401K, they add 1-5% of your yearly salary to your 401K PLUS what they normally match
    They will pay off my student loans (with an employment contract)

    Other things:
    the kids are on a state program for insurance now, so they won't go w/out insurance
    We will switch to my husbands's insurance in the fall, they are better
    Both pay for my NCLEX review course, pay me hourly for my time in the course, my license and for the NCLEX itself.

    Anyone ideas? Things I'm missing? INPUT PLEASE!!!Hospital 1 (where I currently work as a float pcp/cna)
    I will have worked there for a year in May
    I have 401K, which you have to be there 5 years to be vested (where they match what you've put in)
    Will pay for all my exams, licensure, review course, etc
    Has the better insurance
    Pays $1.10 less (base pay)
    Shift diff is 20%
    I'll be part of the new ER when it opens this fall
    Get to wear white scrubs
    "non-profit" Catholic hospital

    Hospital 2
    Pays $1.10 more an hour (base pay)
    Shift diff is $3.00
    I'll make 52 cents/hour more here when shift diff is figured in
    insurance doesn't start until 2 months of employment
    $1500 sign on bonus
    Was just bought out (again), into what is now the largest health care hospital group in the nation (CHS)
    Smaller ER
    Get to wear blue scrubs
    401K, they add 1-5% of your yearly salary to your 401K PLUS what they normally match
    They will pay off my student loans (with an employment contract)

    Other things:
    the kids are on a state program for insurance now, so they won't go w/out insurance
    We will switch to my husbands's insurance in the fall, they are better
    Both pay for my NCLEX review course, pay me hourly for my time in the course, my license and for the NCLEX itself.

    Anyone ideas? Things I'm missing? INPUT PLEASE!!!
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  3. by   EricJRN
    How do you like it where you're working now?

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