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I am going to sound so snobish.... but I can say that I personally hate it and think that it makes my job fifty times harder.. our ICU takes new grads. I spend three months with the initial training and then everytime their assignment is hard I end up doing theirs and mine for at least two years. I think most of them are well educated but not use to the stress. Fast thinking and of course keeping the MD's inline..lol
*** Wow, 3 months? Sounds like they are being thorn to the wolves. I know what you mean though. However since our SICU will only hire ADN grads, not BSN grads, we tend to get people who are a little older with more life experience. Well used to stress and less likely to be intimidated by MDs.