need advice PLEASE!!

  1. Would I be nuts to leave a day shift, no holidays/weekends for $25/hr at an oral and maxillofacial surgeons office job?? I'm a recent RN grad, I've been there 3 yrs already as an LPN for $17.50/hr and he offered me to stay becuz he wants an RN on board. The cons are that its 1-1.5 hour drive one way for me now and I feel I'm not getting to expand my "nursing horizons" there. I guess I'm wondering, is the grass greener on the other side?? If I looked for something else, I'm sure it would b nights since I'm a new RN..
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  3. by   BuckyBadgerRN
    I'm a CDA/COA and an RN. I've worked in dentistry for 26 years, the last 3 as an LPN and the last year as an RN. I've recently taken a home health postion and cut back my time at the office. I'd absolutely accept an RN spot in an oral surgery practice =) It's what I know and I do think you'd get to use your nursing skills on a daily basis. That said, the nearest OMS group to me is in Iowa and that state pays its nurses like CRAP, LOL
  4. by   ivyleaf
    I'd say it depends on what your future career goals are. Where do you want to be in 5 years? If you'd be happy in the same specialty than stay. If not, or if you're really not sure, consider applying for some other jobs-- you could probably make $25/hr as a new grad somewhere else, depending on your location.

    Also, you could just accept the position for now, and apply to anything that looks interesting along the way.
  5. by   Kr_nurse09
    Thanks for the advice colleen and ivy I'm gonna stay for now, I love the people and do get to use my nsg skills. I feel rich making $25/hr lol cuz I've def never made that before! One day at a time.