So here's my situation, starting with some background about what I want:
I take the NCLEX (and hopefully pass) in June, and will officially graduate in August (DEMN program). I would like to pursue CRNA school in the future, which means I would like to get into an ICU pretty soon after graduation. My capstone is on a stepdown unit which I happen to love and would be more than happy to start my career there before moving to an ICU.
So here's the dilemma. The manager pulled me aside yesterday and told me that they would be willing to hold a position for me if I was interested. I was psyched! The only problem is that the only position they have available to hold is per diem...
Now the thing is I absolutely love this hospital. It's walking distance from home, has a great CVICU that I would love to transition to, the people there are great, etc. The problem is I have $60,000+ in student loans, a mortgage, two car payments, and I will be responsible for providing benefits like health insurance to my wife and I. I need a full time job, but I also don't want to pass up a sure thing, especially since the sure thing is at the place I love. I know full time opportunities at this hospital could present themselves after I start per diem and I would have an advantage to attain those positions, but that's not guaranteed to happen.
I want to take this job, but I don't know if I should. I don't want to burn bridges saying no, but I don't wan to pass up a sure opportunity. I know I could apply for full time positions elsewhere, but who's to say I'll even get them?
WHAT DO I DO?
I know none of you can give me the perfect answer - I'm really just looking for a little advice from outside people. Maybe some of you have gone through something similar. Thanks for any help you can give!