Just hired in ED. I'm currently working on a busy telemetry/step-down unit.
A little background...was an LPN for 22 years- when my kids were all in school, I returned to school. My first RN position was a 6 month stay on a medsurg/drug ETOH detox unit. I was then hired to my present position, I wanted this position for the experience, and it's been great experience.
I've really wanted to end up in ED. I figured after 15mos. in my present position I might qualify for ED. Not thinking I would really hear back, I applied, interviewed, and just found out I'm hired. All of my positions have been within the same hospital network, so I'm not job hopping.
Now I'm feeling a little intimidated. And I'm sure you've figured that I'm an "older nurse".
I guess I'm just looking for advice or reassurance from ER experienced nurses. Feeling really intimidated-even though I haven't started yet. But I'm also very excited!