I am feeling a little frustrated. I graduated in Dec. 2010 and obtained my RN in February 2011. My first nursing job was in a long term care and a subacute facility. I worked in both of these areas before working for a larger healthcare system in a Transitional Unit. This unit isn't in a hospital, but I do almost everything that a Med-Surg nurse would do (PCA, TPN, wound vac, etc.)
I had an interview at a hospital this week (my first one!) and was really disappointed in how it went. The very first question that they asked me was how I was planning to help myself acclimate to the acute care setting. I had never even thought of this and had to answer exactly so. Since then I have been thinking about this and doing some research with no luck. Is there anyone out there that has made the transition from subacute to acute hospital care? If so, did you take online courses or anything? I would love to do some continuing education or anything to improve my chances! I still haven't heard about this position but definitely not counting on it after a question like that. Any advice would be helpful!