Ventilator Unit or Subacute Rehab?

  1. My goal is to get into the hospital but because the city is saturated with BSN grads and experience required, hospital jobs are kind of tough to enter. I am going to start my BSN this fall but I just need to get some experience.

    My first job....I am recently hired from this Subacute/SNF rehab but I am unsure about this job as the management seems quite disorganized as it took them a while to give me my schedule. My floor orientation begins this week.

    However, a friend of mine referred to me to a new facility that will open this June and it's a respiratory focused facility with ventilator dependent patients. My friend will work PRN as she has another full time job.

    What do you guys think?? Please tell me your opinion on this and if you guus have any tips on first floor orientation will be gladly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your replies!
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    About DaniTheEnchanted, ADN, RN

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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from DaniTheEnchanted
    My goal is to get into the hospital but because the city is saturated with BSN grads and experience required, hospital jobs are kind of tough to enter. I am going to start my BSN this fall but I just need to get some experience.

    My first job....I am recently hired from this Subacute/SNF rehab but I am unsure about this job as the management seems quite disorganized as it took them a while to give me my schedule. My floor orientation begins this week.

    However, a friend of mine referred to me to a new facility that will open this June and it's a respiratory focused facility with ventilator dependent patients. My friend will work PRN as she has another full time job.

    What do you guys think?? Please tell me your opinion on this and if you guus have any tips on first floor orientation will be gladly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your replies!
    Apply and see if they're actually interested in hiring you. If they make an offer, then you can compare the two positions and make a decision.
  4. by   Orion81RN
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    Apply and see if they're actually interested in hiring you. If they make an offer, then you can compare the two positions and make a decision.
    There is nothing wrong with thinking ahead unless you automatically EXPECT to be hired.

    Anyway, I'm going to say...this is JUST ME. MY thought line...I personally would not want to start somewhere that is brand new. I'd be very concerned about disorganization. That's just me. But consider what Sour Lemon said. Apply anyway. Get a feel for it from the interview if you get a call back. Then decide. Gooduck! Keep us posted.

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