Hiring nurses in ED

  1. Does anyone know if there is something in NY State that requires a new hire in the ED must have one year of Med Surg under their belt?
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  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    To my knowledge, there is no law requiring that. There is an "unwritten rule" that many nurses feel a new grad should do a year of med-surg before anything else, and if you are hearing this, that's probably where it is coming from.
  4. by   veetach
    Quote from RNLex
    Does anyone know if there is something in NY State that requires a new hire in the ED must have one year of Med Surg under their belt?

    I dont think this would fall under any type of state regulation. It is probably just a policy of the hospital.
  5. by   RNLex
    SInce I last posted the question, I did find out in NY State it is a requirement in DOH regulations that they have a year of clinical experience under their belt - doesn't say it has to be your institution. Thank you for the help

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