New RN wants to transition to Critical Care.
- 0Sep 15, '13 by Racie THello,
I have been an RN for 16 months. I have experience in Med/Surg, Telemetry, Neuro units and Case Management. I was a Licensed Medical and Clinical Social Worker for 12 years, and have always wanted to work in Critical Care, as I feel that my experience as an LCSW in Critical Care areas primed me for this work. Unfortunately, I was not hired as a new grad into the ICU, and it seems impossible to obtain a position if one does not have experience. How can I get there? Any ideas? Thank you
- 0Sep 15, '13 by dexmedIt may just be your location. If you're in a major city, it will be difficult to obtain a position in the ICU due to the plethora of qualified candidates. Would you be willing to relocate? Or, does your hospital offer a critical care residency program for internal candidates with two or more years of med/surg experience? If so, I'd stick around and apply for that.