Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts..and advice!
I went yesterday and toured SLU, I liked it from the moment I met the nurse manager that was giving the tour. Her name is Rita and she is the nurse manager from the 8th floor, she was taking Stacey's (the 9S acting manager) place while she is out sick for the rest of the week. I liked the facility and everyone was so friendly! The internship program, benefits are great! I was so excited. I was there touring and interested in the perioperative program, which at this time has no openings, I am also interested in critical care. The recruiter mentioned 9 ICU but said Stacey would be contacting me when she returns. So since I dont work there, but have 2 classmates and a next door neighbor who do,will you give me the scoop about the different ICUs. Is there any particular floor I should avoid? I did tell them I am not interested in Neuro.
I am going to preceptor on the 9S cardiac floor after spring break. I hope this gives me a better idea about what to expect from this type of floor and the hospital too.
A few weeks back I also toured Cardinal Glennons NICU and will be shadowing over spring break. I really havent made any definate decisions but know I need to soon! I am also no longer working at St. E's in Belleville, after almost 4 yrs on their cardiac floor, the PRN policy was revised and with school and precepting I cannot get enough time in to fulfill their needs. I did get some awesome experience though!!
Thank you so much for responding! I am eager to graduate but cautious about jumping into a position I dont feel 100% about!!