I am a student who is graduating in May. I have already received a job offer at the better hospital in my area. Unfortunately, it's not in an area I want to work in (the offer is for an Ortho Unit). My other option is to work at a hospital that isn't as good, but has openings in specialties I am more interested in (ER, ICU, Step Down, etc.) So I'm really conflicted - do I work at the hospital that has a better reputation, employees (in general) that seem more satisfied, and for what it's worth is a lot closer to home? Or do I work at the hospital with a less than stellar reputation, in a specialty I enjoy, but who's employees do not seem happy? From what I have heard from friends who work at the "better" hospital, the Ortho Unit is severely short staffed, has patient ratios of 1:8, and has a very high staff turnover and therefore is almost completely comprised of new grads.