Quote from aaronscutay
I am looking for some tips. I am currently a PCA with 3 years hospital experience. I was on the cardiac unit for over a year and have been in the float pool(ICU/ED/MEDSURG/PSYCH/CCSU) for nearly two. I am interviewing next week for a PCA(CA) position in a pediatric hospital. My only experience with peds are my own children(9 and 11), some ECE credits I earned a million years ago and my work in a bereavement group that supported parents who experienced miscarriage and stillbirth. How can I impress the nurse managers? Any words of advice or wisdom?
When I was in nursing school I also started out as a tech on a cardiac floorm and then after a year I transferred to peds. I was not one of those girls that was in love with the idea of peds, nor was I fond of babies. However my job on the adolescent peds floor was perfect. Techs were allowed to do more, so I started learning phlebotomy. I also started learning more about peds and peds illnesses, as many of the nurses were eager to teach. After graduation I took a job on that unit and working as a tech first made the transition that much smoother