Trauma ICU to ER??

  1. I currently work in a Trauma-Surgical ICU, our hospital is a level 2 trauma center. I have been in the ICU for almost 8 months now. I am considering picking up a PRN job at a neighboring hospital's er, they are a level 3 trauma center. How difficult would it be for someone with my trauma icu experience to transition to ER nursing?
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  3. by   Tschinault
    Quote from traumasurgRN
    I currently work in a Trauma-Surgical ICU, our hospital is a level 2 trauma center. I have been in the ICU for almost 8 months now. I am considering picking up a PRN job at a neighboring hospital's er, they are a level 3 trauma center. How difficult would it be for someone with my trauma icu experience to transition to ER nursing?

    I think you would be just fine. You may even enjoy a change from your norm. I worked as an ED nurse in a level 3 and in a level 2. i enjoy it immensely. I work in the oR full time now and stayed on Per Diem in the ED. I enjoy my weekly shift in th ED. It will be different. i do not work in an ICU and have very limited experience. You will bring a wealth of knowledge with you though. Take a chance, you may find you are a better nurse for it.

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