Where would you like to work after graduation

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    Last edit by WildShot on Mar 12, '05
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  3. Visit  beochicken profile page
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    Im gonna post even though this thread looks somewhat abandoned. My biggest wish is to work in a emergency room. But that dream cannot probably be fulfilled in less than five years, where I am from most ER's require at least two years of previous hospital experience before you get a job.
  4. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from beochicken
    Im gonna post even though this thread looks somewhat abandoned. My biggest wish is to work in a emergency room. But that dream cannot probably be fulfilled in less than five years, where I am from most ER's require at least two years of previous hospital experience before you get a job.
    Depending on where you live, there are hospitals that will take new grads into the ER. Working in the ER is quite different from working on the floor.
  5. Visit  NowICU profile page
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    I'll add to this....

    Neonatal ICU or Bust baby!!! lol
  6. Visit  Ronold profile page
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    I'm going into the ER once I finish my last two semsters of my rn program
  7. Visit  Kabin profile page
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    I've always assumed I'd need to do clinical rotations to know where I'd best fit in. There are some areas that sound good, such as being a first assist, NP, or CRNA, but these require RN experience first, which was the original question.

    So depending on what I want to be when I grow up, I'll need to spent time in different departments. I think CRNA schools require ICU experience as a pre-req. I think NP schools require one to two years RN experience. And I think the first assist certification requires med-surg experience.
  8. Visit  JonathanRN profile page
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    At the risk of sounding repetative, I also want to work in the Emergency Room. Luckily I am in Southern California and they are hiring new grads into the ER.
  9. Visit  SteveNNP profile page
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    I plan to work in either a level III Neonatal ICU or Trauma Center ER. I lost my taste for adult after working with babies fighting for life, and I love the variety of patients you see in the ED.
  10. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from Kabin
    I've always assumed I'd need to do clinical rotations to know where I'd best fit in. There are some areas that sound good, such as being a first assist, NP, or CRNA, but these require RN experience first, which was the original question.

    So depending on what I want to be when I grow up, I'll need to spent time in different departments. I think CRNA schools require ICU experience as a pre-req. I think NP schools require one to two years RN experience. And I think the first assist certification requires med-surg experience.
    RNFA position actually requires OR experience. Med/surg will not help in any way. To go for certification, you will need two years experience before you will be eligible to sit for the CNOR exam, 2000 hours in that job area, and a BSN.
  11. Visit  sunnyjohn profile page
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    IF at all possible I would like to do 6 months in Med-Surg to get my feet wet. Then I would like to do ICU.


    I like being able to move around. I am hoping within 5 years I will be experiences in ICU, Peds, PACU, Med-surg and OR.

    Agape
  12. Visit  jasonglh profile page
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    I would like to go to ER or ICU.

    I have heard 2 schools of thought on Med/Surg experience before going to ER. Some of the older RN's in ER tell my I need Med/Surg exp but the Clinical Coordinator down there told me working on Med/Surg might cause me permanent brain damage. I have been in ER enough to knows its apples and oranges different than working the floor. I have spent this semester as a Nurse Extern on a Medical unit and I can safely say that is not the kind of nursing I want to do and would never take a job there. My own clinical advisor told me I need to get a job straight away into ER or ICU. Taking care of 2 or 3 patients at a time on the floor has been the most tedious part of this semester. Coming from a background in EMS I just cant deal with a slow pace.

    From the looks of the local hospitals though its easier for a new grad to get a job in ICU than ER. I have no idea why that is though perhaps thats just a local thing here.
  13. Visit  Kabin profile page
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    Quote from suzanne4
    RNFA position actually requires OR experience. Med/surg will not help in any way. To go for certification, you will need two years experience before you will be eligible to sit for the CNOR exam, 2000 hours in that job area, and a BSN.
    Thanks for clarifying that as I had no idea. I assume one could start in the OR without prior experience?
  14. Visit  sunnyjohn profile page
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    Quote from Kabin
    Thanks for clarifying that as I had no idea. I assume one could start in the OR without prior experience?
    You can start in the OR as a new graduate. Some hospitals have Operating Room internships just like they do in other areas in the hospital.

    In order to become a CNOR you have to have 2400 hours and 2 years of experience as an operating room nurse.

    Check out the website of AORN, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
    http://www.aorn.org/

    This is the website of CCI, the Competency & Credentialing Institute.
    http://www.cc-institute.org/cert_cnor_abou.aspx


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