New Grad- ER Position

  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?
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   CrunchRN
    Take it. They will train you. It will be easy to switch to medsurg if you decide once you have experience.
  4. by   TinFL
    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. by   UCI&USFMom
    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. by   ICUSkeenRN
    TAKE THE JOB.

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

    They will train you in ER.
  7. by   ShantheRN
    Ditto on what everyone else said! Take and run with it. Keep us updated on how your orientation goes
  8. by   ZooMommyRN
    Take it! and Congratulations! They will train you like crazy before they turn they loose
  9. by   learning&yearning
    TAKE IT! You have all of us jealous!
  10. by   Carlitosway
    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. by   tiredstudentmom
    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. by   Kevin RN08
    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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