Holy Cow.....my head's still spinning - page 2

Hi all, Some of you may remember be posting a month or two ago, when I was deciding whether or not to switch from NICU/PICU to the ED. Well, I did it, and landed a day shift job in my hospital's... Read More

  1. by   mmutk
    Quote from dijmart
    not an r.n. YET (8 mos. to go), but use to be an E.R. tech and LOVED it!!!!!!

    my med/surg clinicals are boring and depressing me to all hell, so i decided to volunteer in the E.R. (start thurs.) just to remind me why i'm busting my butt to be an r.n.!
    i hope to get a new grad E.R. job when i'm done w/ school, because i don't think i can deal w/ floor nursing!!!
    That's what I said too when I graduated and I've been in the ER since May and it was the best move i've made...
  2. by   NYNewGrad
    I'd LOVE to do ER but everyone tells me the ER in my hospital is a complete zoo, with ratios easily exceeding 1:10 at times.
    Hallway pts are the norm and critical pts stay back against the wall hooked to cardiac monitors, leaving them 3 rows deep. If they code everyone first needs to climb over the 2 rows of stretchers in front..

    Yes, I'd love ER but not enough to kill myself (or my patients). And I'm also not ready to switch hospitals... so that will have to wait.
  3. by   RN1263
    Quote from mmutk
    That's what I said too when I graduated and I've been in the ER since May and it was the best move i've made...
    glad to hear that news! ...it's intimidating, but ALL nursing is really.....
    good luck to you in the future! hey, any pointers/suggestions???

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