I will be graduating in May and received two job offers. One at a level one trauma hospital as night shift trauma/surgical resident at a magnet accredited hospital. The other at as a day shift Neurology/Pulmonary nurse resident at a hospital that should be gaining magnet status by June. Both jobs offer the same pay and 12 month residency. The trauma PCU offers a bonus (doesn't say how much) after 6 months.
I've always been interested in psychiatric nursing but I did not get offered that unit. I'm also getting married next March so this is also what's conflicting me. I don't necessarily have a preference since I have no experience in either but I do realize trauma can be an excellent experience and sounds very interesting , just not sure how a new marriage and life will be affected.
If you had a dream unit on nights vs. day shift med surg in my position how would you make the decision ?