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New grad job offers....what do I choose?

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Hey everyone,

Im set to graduate May 2019 and have already received numerous job offers! I’ve narrowed it down to my top two but have to make a decision by Monday! All advice is welcome!

I currently work Hospice as a CNAI with some amazing Nurses who have offered advice but I still can’t decide! They advise new graduates to start off in med-surg! But they did hire two new grads on board last year! They’ve done well (from the mouths of nurses)

I was offered one med surg position in an amazingly hospital! Negatives of this floor... the longest nurse has been there 2 years! A new grad from last year is already precepting! It’s apart of our states hospital system with great pay but I’m afraid of the lack of support I’ll receive! They are also short staffed but the Nursing manager said he’s working to fill those spots with experienced nurses! 

 

My second offer is on a post partum unit! It’s a local hospital close to a part of my family! Everyone in my class who had clincals there loved the floor, the environment and the staff! And I personally love mother/baby! This was my first choice and first love! It aligns with my future goals! 

 

Im undecided. All advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you all for taking the tine to read! 

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go with your first choice!  As a new grad I wanted to work ER, couldn't get in anywhere, settled for med surg and I hated it.  The floor I worked on had a high turnover, majority of the other new grad nurses leaving after 1 year. I became a statistic, left after 1 year, have been doing ER ever since and loving it.

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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If you think that the environment of your first choice will be supportive for new grads, go for it.

Just a tip re: writing style, as communication skills will be important to you in your new career where ever that may take you. 

Ease off on the exclamation points. They lose their effectiveness (and meaning) if you end every sentence with one.

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3 hours ago, SoontobeNewGrad2019 said:

I was offered one med surg position in an amazingly hospital! Negatives of this floor... the longest nurse has been there 2 years!

👎🏽

 

3 hours ago, SoontobeNewGrad2019 said:

A new grad from last year is already precepting!

👎🏽

 

3 hours ago, SoontobeNewGrad2019 said:

It’s apart of our states hospital system with great pay but I’m afraid of the lack of support I’ll receive!

As you should be.

 

3 hours ago, SoontobeNewGrad2019 said:

They are also short staffed

👎🏽

 

3 hours ago, SoontobeNewGrad2019 said:

but the Nursing manager said he’s working to fill those spots with experienced nurses! 

Such as yourself!

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Go where there is a glimmer of hope that you might be supported to grow into an excellent nurse.

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winniewoman9060 has 30+ years experience and specializes in icu,prime care,mri,ct, cardiology, pacu,.

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Go with your first choice. Baby land is so much more fun then Ed surg. You’re not in nursing for the money!

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verene is a MSN and specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

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Go with the unit you think will be supportive and a good practice environment. Having support goes a long way as a new grad.

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On 3/2/2019 at 7:58 AM, Jedrnurse said:

If you think that the environment of your first choice will be supportive for new grads, go for it.

Just a tip re: writing style, as communication skills will be important to you in your new career where ever that may take you. 

Ease off on the exclamation points. They lose their effectiveness (and meaning) if you end every sentence with one.

I was told the very same thing in 1976 when writing sample letters for nursing positions in a class in my BSN program.  OP, don't worry, it's probably good advice, but it didn't keep me from being hired for every single job that I applied for in my 40 year career! 

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4 hours ago, twinsmom788 said:

I was told the very same thing in 1976 when writing sample letters for nursing positions in a class in my BSN program.  OP, don't worry, it's probably good advice, but it didn't keep me from being hired for every single job that I applied for in my 40 year career! 

Thank you for that! On an anonymous forum I intend to continue to use exclamation points!!!!!! 😊😊

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Wow, I just wanted to say way to knock it out of the park with job offers before graduation! The hospitals around me will hardly talk to us before we have that license in hand, so congrats to you and kudos for hustling. I also say go with your first choice where you'll be supported. The money and other benefits will come with time.

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BeachsideRN has 2 years experience as a ASN and specializes in NICU.

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If you have the opprotunity to go to PP do it. 

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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I don't think it's even a close call.  A specialty you're interested in, close to your family and by all indications where you'll get terrific support as a new grad.

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A chronically short-staffed unit with constant turnover and new grads precepting new grads.  They're working on hiring experienced nurses?  (Yeah, keep working and see what you can do about that little retention-thingy.)

Your first job can give you a foundation for the whole rest of your career.  I would go where the solid support is.

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kbrn2002 has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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So, it's Tuesday. Wondering which job you chose?  Based on the information you gave I'd think the post partum position would be right up your alley. 

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