So, I am thinking I want to do trauma/ED as a specialty. The NP I wok with (she is in Cardio, but did critical care as well as ED for many years prior) said that either working in critical care (i.e in the ICU) is pretty much the same as the ED. Namely, that ED IS critical care.
Do you agree?
My reason for asking? Once I obtain my BSN and actually get into nursing, is it best to start directly in the ED or do ICU first? I have seen some discussion before about not jumping straight into the ED right after graduation.