OR to ICU
- 0Dec 6, '11 by lawandaluxnurseHow does an OR nurse with a stint in homecare but with tons of tele stepdown unit experience get into ICU? WI is so tight now in the nursing market. Does anyone know where in any state they may hire experienced rns with tele and intermediate ICU experience, IV sedation exp in into the ICU? Thanks for your help!
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- 0Jan 16, '12 by little starYes, I can totally relate. I was forty before I left the OR to go into the ICU. It is possible. However, my best experience and acceptance came when applying to a large teaching facility. Try applying to a teaching hospital where you can get the experience and knowledge base that you will need in order to transition successfully.