I'm interviewing soon for an ER nurse position at a level 3 trauma unit. I have 18 months of experience on a very busy med/surg floor. My question is this... is it better to come into the ER as a nurse intern? Or would I do allright orientating only? I'd still be able to take the classes offered to the interns... I just would not be one. I'm dying to get into ER, but sure don't want to set myself up to fail. If I hold out for an internship, it may be a long while before I get one of them. I'm 46 and not gettin any younger over here. On the other hand, I worked too hard for my license to put it in danger.
Any words of advice from the group would be super. I need some advice toot sweet as interviews will start in a week or two. Thanks ever so much.