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    Clinical or non-clincal job?

    New grad who finally received 2 offers yesterday. Share your thoughts, please! Background: I'm pretty anxious, not too confident in my knowledge or my skills.. Single parent.. Would be primary provider for immediate family. Was looking for easy commute, interesting/exciting work, and good pay. Offer #1: Med/Surg floor, small community hospital, short commute (10-25 mins on bus, or 10-15min drive; 3mi from home), great work vibes with friendly faces and nice coworkers, super clean and organized unit, liked/connected with nurse mgr and preceptor, advised orientation was 8 wks (was hoping for longer) but preceptor's goal is 6 wks (flag?), part of large well known health system so i would have monthly residency meetings 1x/mth for 1yr, nights-weekends 3 12's 0.8FTE.. $45/hr NOT including night differential, union job and benefits (Can't give accurate salary number as HR did not even discuss what union benefits are or what nights/holiday/weekend differentials would be..) --> things to consider: would have to arrange for family to spend the night during shifts to watch my kid (not always reliable family), would be able to sleep while kid is at school and pick up every day afterwards to go to appt, could possibly drop off to school at morning but dependent on being able to leave work on time in the AM, won't be available to my kid every other weekend for shifts/sleeping for shifts, preceptor said he has had 12-14pts himself in the past(red flag--but could be rectified as NM was hiring for 2 RNs at my date of interview, and just hired agency nurse) and believes it gets crazy but assures if you can handle it there then you will be prepared for anything, personally have more interest in clinical learning but genuine FEAR of hurting pts, not knowing what to do, and being berated/abused/etc., i like to be challenged and believe my critical thinking is there but not confident in myself at all, horrible horrible experience with HR and lack of follow up and misrepresentation Offer #2: Non-clinical admin position doing chart review, quality review/management, will have support and continued training prn, close commute (15min drive), easy parking, over 90k salary, Mon-Fri 8hrs, would most likely be able to pick up kid/drop off at appt during lunch hour because its so close, 4 wks vacation time not including personal/sick/holidays/bday, admittedly no micromanaging and low stress --> things to consider: possibly make it difficult to enter into clinical position when kid gets older, i'm interested in audits and have some experience within other industry and low stress but i could get bored, loss of hands on skills but may not matter if i end up liking it and liking the stability it gives my kid, will always be available for bedtimes, weekends, and holidays, great friendly HR, RN director was pleasant, did not have chance to communicate much with only other RN doing quality management, dingy office setting, no work hazards (i.e., needlesticks, infection risks) that i could possibly bring home to my child Thoughts?
  2. eat.pray.nurse

    FTE in NYC for NEW GRADS

    I did not know a thing about FTE until I got my job offer and I'm wondering what is typical in other hospitals in NYC area for new grads. My hospital HR said this position is part time (even though the job positing said full time). My nurse manager explained to me that 0.8 FTE is 12 shifts per month, not 13, but will still have union benefits, etc., and HR and NM both have confirmed it'd be 12hr shifts. I've always thought when a nurse works 3 12's (actually 11.5) in a week, its full time automatically.. so I'm curious what other hospitals say. Let a new grad know what hospital you're at, and what their policy is on 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 1.0 FTE (or whatever else is out there lol), please!
  3. eat.pray.nurse

    FTE in NYC for NEW GRADS

    I did not know a thing about FTE until I got my job offer and I'm wondering what is typical in other hospitals in NYC area for new grads. My hospital HR said this position is part time (even though the job positing said full time). My nurse manager explained to me that 0.8 FTE is 12 shifts per month, not 13, but will still have union benefits, etc., and HR and NM both have confirmed it'd be 12hr shifts. I've always thought when a nurse works 3 12's in a week, its full time automatically.. so I'm curious what other hospitals say. Let a new grad know what hospital you're at, and what their policy is on 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 1.0 FTE (or whatever else is out there lol), please!
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    Applying for new grad jobs in NYC

    Hey.. similar boat as you.. older new grad from spring 2019.. licensed in Aug.. didn't really start looking until october and was so discouraged for a while.. I did get 1-2 interviews a month through indeed, mostly ambulatory surgery centers (because i was intentionally looking for those), but no offer. Ask your nursing school friends if they have contact info they're wiling to share with you.. Also, after 2 months of no hospital calls, I decided it was time to revamp my resume and less than a week later, i had my first email reply from Northwell Talent Acquisition to do an online interview. (Although, I will say I had to apply to 50 postings before Northwell reached out at all). Hospitals are hard to get a reply back from without someone directly referring you.... It can take months for some (I had hospital connects but didn't want to reach out to them).. Try to use keywords that pertains to that job posting.. I'm sorry to say that GPA isn't enough. LinkedIn has been pretty useful in actually acquiring the HR recruiter name that wouldn't be listed on the job posting on the hospital website. Don't compare your job search journey to others.. It will easily get you depressed and discouraged; it happened to me! Keep at it and know the right job will come at the right time.
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    BSN-DNP graduates

    For those of you who have gone straight to DNP program right after BSN, WITHOUT RN experience.. I'm just curious.. What was your clinical experience prior to acceptance to your programs that they deemed acceptable? I'm only asking because I'm am highly interested in applying to DNP program at the end of my fall semester in my senior year in BSN program for a direct entry after graduation. I know it's a long shot but just trying to see what my chances are. I'm an older student that always knew I wanted to further my education in NP and didn't want to take large gaps in my education (now that i'm kind of in the school groove).. This program I'm interested is in my state and offers part-time for 7 years, so that I can work and gain my experience as well. Thanks for your input.
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