I just recently graduated with my BSN, and I also am happy to say I have passed my NCLEX. I am currently now in the search for a job. My "dream job" is to work in critical care or an ICU, but I know it's hard to get a job in those areas as a new grad. So, I've been realistic about applying for another position. I just discovered a telemetry position in a city I'm just dyiing to live in. However, I do have some concerns/questions.
1) My biggest concern is how do I answer the question: Why do you (i.e. me) want to be a telemetry nurse? The honest answer is so I can get my "foot in the door" to transfer to the ICU? I wouldn't say that in an interview right? How could I answer that question appropriately/professionally?
2) Do telemetry nurses have direct patient contact or is it simply just watching monitors (forgive me for my lack of knowledge of telemetry)?
I know telemetry would be a GREAT learning experience, and it would help prepare me well for an ICU. I love to learn, and I really want to become an expert with EKGs. I'm also really wanting to become ACLS certified.
Thanks in advance for any responses!