I know it sounds silly, bear with me. I just graduated from an ADN program and am currently enrolled into a BSN program, projected to graduate in 14 mos. My dream is to get hired on an ICU floor to gain experience so I can be commissioned as an ICU nurse. I'm not having much luck finding a floor job right now and it's depressing. Anywho...I'm thinking if that doesn't work out then I'll have to go in as Med-Surg. I don't want to go in as a new nurse because that's an extra 10-11 weeks of training (and time away from hub and kids). I'm contemplating accepting a position at a skilled nursing facility (although it's my last resort, I want to work asap). A recruiter once told me that any experience in fields other than ICU, ER, L&D, and OR would be considered Med-Surg experience, meaning LTC and clinic nursing. I posted this same question on Facebook and someone said that anything not considered impatient acute nursing doesn't count. Don't understand why a skilled nursing home wouldn't be considered acute impatient nursing. There are assessments, wound/ostomy care, insulin, IV's on occasion, meds, etc.
Can someone please clear this up for me?