What does it take to be considered for an ER position as a New Graduate RN? - page 2
I am new graduate RN really committed to landing a ER position and was just wondering what it takes for me to be considered into a program. Aside from having experience, BLS, ACLS, and PALS, what... Read More
Jan 27, '12It depends on each hospital, if they have set up for it or not. Try looking at different RN residency programs. I did mine through the Versant RN residency program, check their website. Then go through each hospitals' requirements. Most EDs will want the applicant to have done their nursing practicum in the ED.
In my case, the hospital I work for has this kind of RN residency program, and so far it has had three cohort groups. When I applied for the program there were over 700 applicants (all brand new RN grads) for different specialties (L&D, Med-Surg, OR, ED, ICU) and only 24 were selected. Out of the 24 there were only 3 positions for ED. It is incredibly competitive, but it is undeniably one of the best ways, in my opinion, to transition from nursing student to the "real" world as an RN.
Best of luck!