Graduated, but not sure which area to work in

  1. Hello all,

    I recently graduated from a BScN program and received a job offer from a hospital in paeds/NICU. After applying to about a dozen positions, this was the only one offered to me. I consolidated in this area, so it seems like a logical choice, and I do like it. However, I'm not sure if this is the area I would like to stay in long-term. Unfortunately, my program didn't offer me a mental health placement which is what I really wanted, and therefore have not gotten exposure in that area. I have a friend though who works in addictions counselling, and I find that very appealing. What is the best thing to do in this case - continue applying for the mental health jobs in the hopes that I land one eventually, or accept the current job offer? I'm also afraid of that 'period of unemployment' everyone talks about after graduating from nursing school, where it becomes progressively more difficult to find a job over time.

    Thanks
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  3. by   Julius Seizure
    If you are concerned about having a period of unemployment, then I suggest that you take the one you got offered and get a little experience under your belt. It is much easier to find a second job after getting some experience. Starting in NICU doesn't mean you have to stay in that specialty.
  4. by   Anon101
    Quote from Julius Seizure
    If you are concerned about having a period of unemployment, then I suggest that you take the one you got offered and get a little experience under your belt. It is much easier to find a second job after getting some experience. Starting in NICU doesn't mean you have to stay in that specialty.
    Thanks, that's what I'll do!

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