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Jan 23, '12
Hello! I was wondering what is training like for a per diem ICU nursing job? Do they only want experienced people or will you get training like you normally would?
I have 7 years of LPN charge experience, and I've been an RN for over a year now. I worked long term care supervision for a few months (as an RN) and now am working in a long term care mechanical vent unit (have worked there 4 months). I am grateful to have a job, but I went to school to get out of long term care and feel stuck. My current place of employment has a hiring freeze in place and this includes current employees moving around. I've applied for the jobs that are posted internally but like I said there is a hiring freeze due to closing and opening new facilities. This will likely be true for a long time. I really want ICU experience so I was thinking about applying for another company to do per diem ICU. I think I might do fine since I am not a new grad, but I don't want to just get thrown in sink or swim.
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