-4:1 ratio in telemetry
-this hospital is one of the high-paying hmo hospitals in ca. they also provide
good benefits. i am surprised that their orientation program in telemetry will
only provide 10 8-hr shifts of clinical training (paid). preceptors are included, of
course. acls and bcm (basic cardiac monitoring) classes are included in the
-5:1 ratio in general med/surg
-this hospital is also well-established, yet not as big as job a. they have good
pay and benefits. their orientation program goes beyond the usual 'traditional'
orientation (paid). preceptors, mentors, and counselors are included in the
program. acls and bcm are not required on this floor.
on the limited information that i have i would go with job b. learn your trade. if you have family near the other job, you can always change after a year or two, to be near family again.
my family, of course, votes for job a that has $10,000/yr difference and 1 hr drive distance difference from job b. but i agree with you that i need to "learn my trade...." i can always go back to my hometown, but i only have one time to be a new grad.... the quality of my training in my first rn job is the priority at this time.