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Job Offer but Upcoming Interview


Specializes in Critical care. Has 2 years experience.

Hello all,

I am a new graduate nurse, graduated in Dec. 2019, and have been applying to countless new grad programs for 7 months.

I have an interview for the tele unit at my dream hospital next week. I've established great rapport with the DON, he even stated on our phone call that he thinks I'll be working for him in the future.

In the mean time, I interviewed for another new grad program and got an offer for the job. I verbally accepted the offer, but I am still planning on going to the interview next week.

In the event that I get the the offer for my dream hospital, what are my options for backing out of my initial offer? I don't want to burn bridges and will know if I got the tele job before I start orientation at the other hospital, but I have been wanting to work at this hospital since nursing school. But I also feel very blessed to have this other offer. I'm very conflicted.

Thanks in advance for your advice!


Specializes in Critical care. Has 2 years experience.

On 8/25/2020 at 8:08 PM, yourgoodneighbor said:

Was it a phone interview?

I actually ended up accepting the job from the first hospital. The second hospital was asking for a 3 year contract on the Telemetry floor (which is now a covid floor) and the first hospital only has a 2 year contract on the CVDOU floor (no covid). 

I figure I will just get experience and move to a magnet hospital after my contract is done. Thank you for responding though!