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Post-acute prior to acute care job??

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by motherofcats motherofcats, ADN (New Member) New Member

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Hi! I was hoping to get your thoughts and experiences on your first job out of nursing school. I passed NCLEX a couple weeks ago, and have been applying to major hospitals. I met a girl recently who said a particular post-acute facility where she worked wasn't bad. I looked them up, they called for an interview the next day. Long story short, does this hurt my chances of getting into acute care later? I REALLY REALLY intend to do hospital nursing, and don't want to waste time, but could use the job. 

thoughts and comments appreciated! thanks!

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not.done.yet has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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If you need the money, take the job. Changing specialties is always a bit of a hurdle now regardless, but if you need to pay your bills, you need to pay your bills. Postacute nursing experience is better than no nursing experience.

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13 minutes ago, not.done.yet said:

If you need the money, take the job. Changing specialties is always a bit of a hurdle now regardless, but if you need to pay your bills, you need to pay your bills. Postacute nursing experience is better than no nursing experience.

Thanks! I start orientation this week. Still applying to whatever I can 🙂

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