While I still have until '04 until I graduate, emergency nursing is my BIG area of interest. I was wondering a few things.
1. Do most ER's hire new grads?
2. I understand that it is illegal to discriminate because of age, but I will be 47 years old when I graduate. Is there still a chance that I might be hired, even at my "old" age?
3. Is there anything I can do to prepare myself better for entry into the emergency field when I graduate?
Aug 25, '01
i did my emt prior to nursing school. i also pushed the hell out of my instructors for some er time in clinicals, which is usually very limited. i did get my peds instructor to get me time in a childrens er, during my peds rotation. i also did my last time period with preception at the er i work at now. the last thing......i was a volunteer in the er, for 3-5 months prior to getting hired.....which i thought was a big help. it wasn't the.......another student.....and never see them again......they saw me twice a week for a long time. doing this i was able to get to know everybody.
they used to hire 1 new grad a year at our place. right now though.......i think most would consider a new grad...or more than one, the way the current nursing situation is in check.
Last edit by CEN35 on Aug 26, '02
Aug 25, '01
I think with the mass nursing shortage basicly everywhere, you can get what ever job you like. Getting experience is the way to advance to what area of nursing you prefer. so like it was said volunteer where and when ever poss. no one is going to refuse free help
Last edit by theboss on Aug 25, '01