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My one chance at MICU

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by klenz klenz (New) New

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So a little background, I am currently in an ABSN program in the Omaha, but my goal is to move back closer to home after graduation, on the west coast.  On an off chance, I submitted an application to the MICU in Omaha, figuring I would get turned away since they prefer an experienced candidate.  It was my first application, and two days later and two interviews later and they offer me the job.

My question is, should I try to look in a state closer to home? I am worried that this was my one chance to work in the MICU and I will have passed it up.  Anyone with similar experience? Any advice? I haven't started applying elsewhere as other hospitals have not posted their new graduate positions yet so I can't wait for an answer from them.

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TheMoonisMyLantern has 12 years experience as a ADN, LPN, RN and specializes in Mental health, substance abuse, geriatrics, PCU.

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A lot of locations on the west coast are saturated with nurses making jobs much more competitive. I'd take the job that's been offered to you, get a year or two of experience and then move, you'll be more likely to continue to work in ICU that way.

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I agree with TheMoonisMyLantern that you should accept this position.  However, you should continue to apply for other positions both locally and where you hope to relocate.  If you are offered a better position, before starting this one, accept it and graciously rescind your acceptance. 

Congratulations, and best wishes.

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Serhilda is a ADN, RN and specializes in Cardiac Telemetry.

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I'm assuming you're in an accelerated BSN program with a previous bachelor's degree? If so, yes I would take this position for the reasons stated above. It's incredibly difficult for new graduates to find a job right now and many that did land jobs, are being let go during orientation. It's less costly to fire the new grad than to lay off the nurse with 2 years of experience. If you have your ADN and a current job though, wait for the ideal location.

I will say though, there's never "one chance" to work in any specialty. Just keep that in mind.

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Hi all!

I ended up accepting the offer.  I am still waiting on a few positions to get back to me but I want to have something under my belt (and the hospital is great).  So either way I am set! Thank you for your advice!

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