It's no secret that new grads are having a harder and harder time finding jobs. This is probably even more true of critical care nursing jobs
. My first job is going to be in a step-down unit at a teaching hospital. I did everything in my power to make it into the CVICU, including taking some of the advice I received on this site. I didn't get in but I make a good contact with the nurse manager. The nurse manager for my stepdown unit knows that I wanted CV and understands my frustration (which I downplayed heavily). My question is how do I go about trying to transfer? Any tips, timeline suggestions? There doesn't seem to be a set policy on this, they say "we like you to stay in a unit one to two years". Don't get me wrong, I think I'll learn plenty on a step-down unit as a new grad but it definately doesn't excite me. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.