I'm hoping people here can help me. I'm a nursing student, scheduled to graduate in May. During my time as a student, I've gotten extremely interested in burn care, and plan to work as a burn nurse.
The thing is, I'm committed to working the next two years at a hospital that doesn't have a burn unit. (They picked up my tuition in exchange for the work commitment.)
My main question is, what do you think would be the best preparation for getting into a burn unit when my time is up? I'm assuming critical care, but there are all sorts of ICU's. If I'm given a choice, should I shoot for SICU, MICU, or what?
How hard is it to get a job in a burn unit? How does the pay compare to other staff nursing positions? Are there opportunities for overtime? I'd appreciate any insights people have.