I just graduated from nursing school, ASN, on friday. The RN residencies in my area are so competative and I have not even gotten a call back from any of them. The light at the end of the tunnel is that I was offered a float RN position at the clinic where I work. I would be floating from DI, derm, endoscopy, urology, surgury center, infusion therapy and also a few phone triage positions. I have been told that once you go out patient, you can never get back into the hospital. I am wondering if having such a wide variety of experiences would allow me to break that mold. My office is so flexible that I can go Per-Diem next year to finish my BSN. I ultimately want to end up in a hospital. I am afraid that I am shooting myself in the foot by considering out-patient for two years. Can anyone advise me? Were you able to move from out-pt to acute care?
Thank you so much!