First acute care hospital job on Intermediate Coronary Care Unit - advice?

  1. I am happy to say that I have finally landed my dream job working on an intermediate cardiac unit at a large teaching hospital! I have been looking for a position like this for a year and a half. I have been working on a cardiac unit at a sub-acute rehabilitation center, which, in my opinion, is pretty much like a general med-surg unit in a hospital. We see pretty much everything, so I have learned a lot.

    I'm looking for advice/tips/words of wisdom on starting in acute care on a critical care cardiac unit. I know I have to take a critical care course and orientation is 12 weeks long on the unit. What should I expect?
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    About MariaNicoleRN

    Joined: Sep '11; Posts: 12; Likes: 3
    Registered Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Cardiac


  3. by   surferbettycrocker
    expect alot of anxiety. everywhere. patients. doctors. nurses. family members. thats a good thing to expect on a critical care cardiac unit. alot of it.
  4. by   chrissy3007
    hey guys,
    I am a new grad I have my first interview coming up at a coronary care unit.
    Does anyone know what kind of questions and scenarios they will ask me?