I am a recent graduate from a BScN program in Canada (not sure what the American equivalent would be...). Where I am in Alberta full time jobs are scarce for RNs, but I was extremely fortunate as a new grad to get a permanent, full time job in long term care. As a grad, I was hoping to get part time work in long term care (my area of interest) and part time in the hospital (to gain skills and be well rounded), however when as a new grad a PERMANENT and FULL TIME position was offered to me, it was impossible to turn down. Even better, it turns out to actually be almost full time days, and the people I work with are fabulous. So what's the problem then? Since starting, with all my friends getting jobs in the ER or surgical floors, I've started to really wish that I could have the opportunity to work in the hospital as well. I just feel like after working in long term care for a while, it will be really hard to ever enter that environment, because at least now I am semi prepared for hospital work from my time as a student. However, because I am working full time hours doing 8 hour shifts, it would be almost impossible to work 12 hour shifts part time in the hospital on the side. What do you guys think? Am I being silly, just thinking the grass is greener on the other side, and that I should be thrilled that as a new grad I was offered a full time, permanent, days position? Or is it legitimate to be wishing things had worked out differently so that I could be doing both long term care and hospital work right now... I feel extremely conflicted about it!