Hello everyone! I will be graduating in December of 2012 and am itching to get into Trauma nursing.
I know this is a very competitive field and most Trauma centers require some sort of experience prior to working in this department. However, I have been given a great opportunity from the hospital that I have worked at all through college and nursing school. I have been given the option to work in their ICU or ER upon graduation provided I pass my boards, in order to get a year or two of experience.
However, this would just be a temporary job because I want to work that a Trauma 1 hospital and we are just a tertiary care hospital in the middle of nowhere. My question is, what would be more beneficial to me...accepting the ICU position or the ER position. Both are very interesting to me so I would enjoy either but I was just wanting the opinion of some seasoned nurses that understand the profession better than I.
Thank you for your time!