I am a male nursing student with a strong interest in landing that mythical new grad ICU job. I just wondered seeing as how so many men are interested in ICU and ED, if any have found that being a man has made it any easier or harder to get hired in these departments.
Some hospitals have internships. The one I work at does. But you have to be a tech (or whatever your hospital calls them; basically a nursing student who can do the less complicated skills (IV sticks, labs, caths, basic assessment)). And you have to apply, interview and be accepted. When you're a GN, if you're accepted you serve the internship in one of the ICU's and if you're any good, when you board, they hire you.
The internship is available to techs in the step-down heart units (CPCU) and a few other more acute care floors, afaik.
Again, the best advice I can give a nursing student is to get a patient care job in a good hospital as soon as you can.
Last edit by Anoetos on Jul 24, '11