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New Grad- ER Position

  1. 1 Hello,
    I just graduated from nursing school and I was just offered an ER job at a very busy children's hospital. I really wanted to start off on a med-surg floor to get experience but there are no positions available anywhere. I got offered this jobs with some inside pull and don't really want to turn it down as I will probably be left without a job but I am very nervous about starting off as a new-grad in an ER.
    What do you think I should do?
  2. 10 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    Take it. They will train you. It will be easy to switch to medsurg if you decide once you have experience.
    Lovely_RN and JM RN like this.
  4. Visit  TinFL profile page
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    I agree, don't pass it up. If they want you, it means they are willing to under take a new grad meaning the extra teaching and so on. TAKE IT!!! So many us would LOVE to start out in a specialty area! Congrats!
  5. Visit  UCI&USFMom profile page
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    Take it, it's a good experience. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Too many new grads without jobs. Just do your best and good luck!
  6. Visit  ICUSkeenRN profile page
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    TAKE THE JOB.

    I started out in ICU. They trained me. I love it.

    They will train you in ER.
  7. Visit  ShantheRN profile page
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    Ditto on what everyone else said! Take and run with it. Keep us updated on how your orientation goes
  8. Visit  ZooMommyRN profile page
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    Take it! and Congratulations! They will train you like crazy before they turn they loose
    JM RN likes this.
  9. Visit  learning&yearning profile page
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    TAKE IT! You have all of us jealous!
  10. Visit  Carlitosway profile page
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    Quote from nursingfordummies
    Hello,
    I just graduated from nursing school and I was just offered an ER job at a very busy children's hospital. I really wanted to start off on a med-surg floor to get experience but there are no positions available anywhere. I got offered this jobs with some inside pull and don't really want to turn it down as I will probably be left without a job but I am very nervous about starting off as a new-grad in an ER.
    What do you think I should do?
    TAKE IT! You'll have your chance to go float in Med SUrg when you get in. I did my preceptorship in ED and loved every minute of it (12 HOur shifts). Good luck!
  11. Visit  tiredstudentmom profile page
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    First of all: congrats! As a nursing student, I am truly inspired! Take the position, learn, get your experience! Woo hoo! You made it!
  12. Visit  Kevin RN08 profile page
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    Take the job.
    One piece of advice is to COMMUNICATE!!!!
    Speak up if/when you feel you're in over your head. Let your preceptor know where your weaknesses are. If you and your preceptor don't click request another.

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