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by AliciaS929 AliciaS929 (New) New

Hi guys. I just accepted an offer at a hospital working on a med surg floor. Currently I am working part time at a nursing home. I am a new grad and was wondering if I should keep both or focus on the hospital job. I also accepted an offer two months ago to work part time at a juvenile detention center but have not started yet. I was told by the manager at the jail that it's easy nursing... Basically first aid. The only thing it's an hour drive and the nursing home and hospital job are local. I need advice . The nursing home is hard work especially having the whole unit of 50 patients by yourself on the overnight shift

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

I would attempt to keep the LTC job as a back up, but I would make it secondary to the hospital job. If you find it too difficult to manage both, then resign and concentrate on the hospital job. Good luck and congrats on having three choices!

CrunchRN, ADN, RN

Specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health. Has 25 years experience. 4,405 Posts

The previous poster gave exactly the advice I would give.

Coralbell

Coralbell

Specializes in UR, QA, OB-GYN, MS, PEDS, LTC. Has 20 years experience. 11 Posts

Agree with the above posters-do the LTC as per diem, or just resign. The hospital is where you will gain the career advancing experience. Good luck!

AliciaS929

AliciaS929

11 Posts

Thanks everyone. I agree with you both. It's just that the jail job is contracted through a major state university/state hospital. Should I consider the reputation of the company as a plus or no?

Coralbell

Coralbell

Specializes in UR, QA, OB-GYN, MS, PEDS, LTC. Has 20 years experience. 11 Posts

You need to ask yourself where do you see yourself in 5 years? Is the jail job going to help you get there?

Also, why haven't you started the jail job that was offered 2 months ago? Are they awaiting funding/approval? Is this a newly created position?

IMO-you need to contact them and ask when you can expect to start. The "contracted" is a red flag to me, maybe contract fell through and job may not even exist now.

Libby1987

Libby1987

3,726 Posts

I disagree, I would throw myself 100% into the acute care job. I would succeed at it and then look at my options in a year or two.

AliciaS929

AliciaS929

11 Posts

You need to ask yourself where do you see yourself in 5 years? Is the jail job going to help you get there?

Also, why haven't you started the jail job that was offered 2 months ago? Are they awaiting funding/approval? Is this a newly created position?

IMO-you need to contact them and ask when you can expect to start. The "contracted" is a red flag to me, maybe contract fell through and job may not even exist now.

I am am still waiting for clearance with the department of corrections. The jail is a state job and by my foot being in the door I'll be considered an internal candidate when applying to the state hospital.

Libby1987

Libby1987

3,726 Posts

If you're a new nurse and the jail experience will only be first aide, how will you gain enough experience to treat the prison patients medical problems? Or are they always transferred out?

AliciaS929

AliciaS929

11 Posts

If you're a new nurse and the jail experience will only be first aide, how will you gain enough experience to treat the prison patients medical problems? Or are they always transferred out?

The juveniles there range in age from 13-18 yrs old. Not too many sick children so if some do get ill that require care of a doctor they'll get transferred out to a hospital .