When I graduated in 2010, the private hospital in my area didn't require much of anything of RNs applying for jobs. (I live in a small southern area.) Now that I'm back in the job hunt, I'm finding the same hospital that was so lenient in credentials (you could be a new grad and get a job in the ER, for instance), suddenly wants you to come in with all the certs up front, even for flex pool. Was thinking of applying for ED nurse after 2+ years of floor nursing, but I don't have the experience (critical care) they're looking for. What could explain the switch so fast?
What took them so long? It's about time, I'd say. An ED that doesn't require ACLS/PALS would make me run as fast as I can in the other direction.
Last edit by roser13 on Oct 7, '13