I wanted to open this topic because I'm at a really critical part of a decision in my life right now: I've been offered a residency on the neuro ICU floor at Emory which my family is really gunning for me to accept, but I'm currently at Shepherd Center for my practicum and I really love the nurses on the floor where I'm at and I love the patients that I have. They currently don't have a residency program but offer about four months of precepted orientation and more if you need it.
My parents really want me to accept Emory's offer mostly because of their reputation in Georgia, and their tuition reimbursement program, where they can reimburse up to 80% of your tuition. As far as I know, Shepherd also has tuition reimbursement but doesn't specify specifically how much they're willing to reimburse.
On one hand, I do feel like I need a residency and since Emory is a teaching hospital, they'll be able to give me the education I need to become more competent. However, I feel that I enjoy the nursing and patient culture at Shepherd and I enjoy what I've done so far, but maybe it's just because this is the place where I've been able to actually do nursing things throughout the program.
So all in all, I'd just like some opinions on what y'all would do. I'm currently scheduled for an interview with Shepherd the following monday after this week, so I'd just like to have a game plan, thank you.