Good Evening Ladies and Gents!
I've seen a lot of threads about ER/ED to ICU. I get that it's an entirely different discipline etc... My question to you is, what would you as a nurse manager like to see on the resume of a former ED nurse who like to go ICU?
A little Background: I have about 3 years experience at a level 1 Trauma Center. I am triage competent, TNCC (Trauma) certified, and precept new nurses in the ED. I am going to test for my CEN and CCRN in the next month. In our ED we get very high acuities and are holding ICU patients for several hours (7-8) due to continual bed flow issues and high census within our ICUs. Therefore, we are tasked with titration of gtts, management of vents, ventrics, art lines, etc...
My question is, would it be prudent to list all gtts I'm familiar with? I feel like my resume could get far too lengthy trying to "prove" I take care of acutely ill individuals.
In your opinion, what should/could I add to make myself a more desirable candidate?
TL;DR- ED RN needs a resume spruce up to land an ICU job.
Thanks in advance <3