Experience Only?

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    So I just finished my RN coursework and plan to take my NCLEX in June assuming I recieve my ATT by that time :/ Anyways, I've wanted to work on a burn unit since I started nursing school. While looking at different job postings for burn units I noticed they ALL specify that you need to have ICU experience and prefer applicants with previous burn experience but browsing through this discussion board I see a lot of people say they went straight into a BICU. So any tips? My plan is to apply anyways the worst they can say is no, right? I like to think I have a pretty solid background. Nursing is a second career for me. My first degree is in biomedical science and I have six years pharmacy technician experience so maybe that will somehow make me stand out?
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    Quote from Jax8
    So I just finished my RN coursework and plan to take my NCLEX in June assuming I recieve my ATT by that time :/ Anyways, I've wanted to work on a burn unit since I started nursing school. While looking at different job postings for burn units I noticed they ALL specify that you need to have ICU experience and prefer applicants with previous burn experience but browsing through this discussion board I see a lot of people say they went straight into a BICU. So any tips? My plan is to apply anyways the worst they can say is no, right? I like to think I have a pretty solid background. Nursing is a second career for me. My first degree is in biomedical science and I have six years pharmacy technician experience so maybe that will somehow make me stand out?
    My friend got into UCSD burn ICU as a new grad. He didn't have any burn rotations but his internships helped him stand out and his personality impressed the interviewers.
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    What kind of personality do you think works well on a burn unit? Is there a kind of personality that does well with the specialty or is it that units look for personalities that mesh well with the current staff?


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