I am a senior nursing student and will be graduating from school with my BSN in 10 days. During my last semester, I completed 168 clinical hours with a preceptor in a very small emergency department (7 beds). I loved my experience in the ER but feel that I didn't get a lot of experience with critical patients because much of the community treated the ER as more of a clinic. I was able to get a lot of experience with IVs, focused assessments, meds, and a few foleys, but I never had any very critical patients.
What are your thoughts on working in a larger ER right out of nursing school? I know that the ER is where I'd like to end up, I am just worried that I still have a lot to learn still.