Cardiac Critical Care or Neuro Critical Care? - page 2
Hi everyone, I am graduating this Friday May 6th yeah! :balloons: :hatparty: I have two job offers, one in Neuro and one in Cardiac. I want to learn as much as I can about all the different human... Read More
May 18, '05Quote from Toby's mumThey tell you to start applying at the end of your 3rd semester. Then they will hire you as a student nurse while you finish out your semester and take the nclex. We had a job fair at the college and that's how I found out. All of the local hospitals were there. You will work as a student nurse and then just "transfer" over to being an RN. However, I didn't take that job.....But as a student nurse you are guarenteed a nursing job there. I was talking to a manager of a CVICU and she said that they won't even take new grads into there unless they have some experience as a tech in tele/ICU.Cardiac RN--I didn't realize you could apply for a job at this point in the program. How did you go about it? I'm also in my final year of an ADN program and work as a Cardiac monitor tech on a tele unit. I'd love to get into a CVICU. Any tips based on your experience getting the job--congratulations!!! Steph
Won't they take you at the CVICU in your hospital (especially if you are already tele trained)?? Have you talked to the manager?? I bet they would want you (less paperwork since you are already an employee.) Every nurse that I have talked to has said don't just apply for the job but call the manager first and talk to them. Also, it helps to network. I know a lot of people from a lot of hospitals because I was once an EMT here and I have been a tech forever and a day. I have pulled and used every resource that I know. I want to get the best hospital with the best training.......do what you gotta do.
May 18, '05Quote from cardiacRN2006Don't forget about advanced degrees like CRNA and Nurse Practitioner. They require a BSN.I am starting my 3rd semester in an ADN program and have already been offered a job in a CVICU. I think the only extra opportunitues for BSNs are management and leadership roles.
Jun 10, '05Quote from adriadawnYou've probably already made a decision by now, but in case you haven't, I'd say go for the cardiac unit. I work in a SICU with a little of everything (except burns -- they're in another SICU). Neuro patients can be very labor-intensive and nutty If I had my druthers, I'd want a good sick cardiac patient most daysHi everyone, I am graduating this Friday May 6th yeah! :hatparty: I have two job offers, one in Neuro and one in Cardiac. I want to learn as much as I can about all the different human body systems, and have as many clinical skills as possible. I eventually want to do travel nursing. My question is which unit do you reccomend to fill these desires. Also considering I am a new grad which unit would you recommend and why? Pros and Cons of both units?
Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Much!
"Miss I cant decide, need advice"
So, what did you decide?