Thank you! No I did not apply, the position was offered to me by the manager at the end of my senior residency, which I was super excited about, but I wish I had more time to consider all of my options. I did volunteer one summer at the Children's Hospital, where I hope to work, so I was hoping I would have a better chance of getting a job there! Many of the hospitals that I have applied to, readily hire new grads and have residency programs, but I would not be able to start until after I passed the NCLEX. I know the smart choice is to take the step-down job, I just wish I would at least have an opportunity to interview with other jobs.
Thanks so much for your input! Really appreciate it!