I have have been a Med/Surg nurse for 3 years. I would love to get into a specialty area such as ICU, CCU or L&D. I have just moved to a new area and applied at 3 hospitals so far, specifically stating this on my resume' and cover letter. I want to advance and learn a new skill. So far 2 of the hospitals have the positions available but they want RN's that allready have experience in those areas. However I have been places and seen New Grads go straight into these specialties.- some of them hadn't even taken their boards yet.
Any body have any ideas ? Know of any CCU independent study courses I can take ? While I wait for some Nurse Manager/ Recruiter to realize that it's time to teach those of us out here that are ready to learn new skills.