Soo I'm a third year student nurse and I have a job offer at Stepping Hill for a rotational post. I have spotted that the MRI are now also doing rotations and currently advertising for them. So now I'm wondering whether to apply for the MRI?
I chose stepping hill initially because their rotation included surgical, medical and community (6 months in each) which sounds awesome. The hospital gives off a friendly vibe and it was just convenient. The long days are 07:15-20:15 as opposed to 07:30-21:30(unless they've changed?) The 14 hour shifts put me off the MRI as 13 is bad enough, 14 is getting a bit ridiculous. I currently do 07:00-19:30 where I'm training.
However ... The factors leading me towards the MRI:
- more modern and specialist hospital (I have an interest in renal medicine which stepping hill don't offer)
- their rotations are advertised as medical or surgical (I am interested in medical).
So I could either stick with stepping hill and complete the rotation and have a well rounded NQN experience. Then either stay there or apply to a specialist ward at the MRI. Or I could apply to the MRI for their medical rotation?
I'm not overly familiar with either hospital as I currently live elsewhere, so I was wondering if anyone had any experience of either or both that they could share?!
What would you recommend?
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- Thread Starter
- 18-06-2016 21:16
- 19-06-2016 18:13
I would say go with your gut instinct. Stepping Hill may not be an all singing and dancing hospital but if you feel it's going to offer you a wide range of different opportunities then go for it. Or if you feel that the MRI is going to offer you more interesting learning opportunities with the ability to progress in the area you want to, then go for that. Go with your gut instinct.