What’s A Nurse To Do?

The pediatric clinic called me yesterday and asked me to come back in and meet with the practice owner (“Dr. M.”). I went in this afternoon for one of the most engaging, encouraging conversations I have had since I started this whole maddening process.

The long and short of it is, the job is mine if I want it.

Let’s pause a moment to celebrate….


I’ve been waiting almost four months for someone to tell me I’m wanted!

The practice is a true team environment where I think I would fit in well and learn a lot.

But it’s an on-call position with no guaranteed hours. Were I to to get an offer next week from the out-of-town hospital, there’s no way I could turn it down (provided the interview didn’t have the same outcome as Monday’s funfest). It’s almost full-time and gives us financial stability that we haven’t had in over a year.

If next week doesn’t work out, I’ll take the peds position in a heartbeat and keep looking for a local part- or full-time position for more financial stability. I could easily do both. Dr. M also hinted that there’s a good possibility my on-call job might actually turn into something more permanent in the near future. Not something I could gamble on if I had another sure thing staring me in the face right now. But something to hope for if this became my sure thing.

For now, I can bask in the glow of knowing I’m someone’s first choice. And that they understand my current predicament and are willing to wait for me to get through next week before I give them an answer.

That’s a blessing in itself.

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