Hi I just finished my 3rd semester in an ADN program and have one more semester to go. Today, I got a call back from a nurse recruiter and she said that I was not selected for the nurse tech internship on the med-surg floor, but she "may" have a tech position for me in ER or CCU. I'm very happy that she called me, but I'm intimidated by the idea of a position in ER or CCU since I haven't had clinical experience in either department and I'm afraid of getting in over my head. My actual interview isn't for another week so I'm trying to learn about each area in case I'm asked where I'd prefer to work. I was hoping to get some feedback from experienced CCU nurses to see if this would be a good place to tech in comparison to ER if given that option. I'm under the impression that CCU is generally not the place to start out because it's so specialized and requires a higher degree of knowledge and skill. On the other hand, I would think that ER would be quite chaotic and equally as difficult. I think my greatest fear is setting myself up for failure as I'm hoping to get a job offer after I become licensed. Any feedback would be appreciated such as the kind of person that thrives in various settings or the pros and cons of CCU vs ER.
Thanks for reading,