Getting an ICU Position out of School?? - page 3

All: I am just starting nursing school this fall, and am wondering. How hard is it to get a job in the ICU once I graduate with ASN and pass the NYCLEX RN exam? Any special... Read More

  1. by   AshleyKay
    John, Im sorry, I thought I'd started a new thread, I didn't mean to ask a question for myself in your replies...I had just read yours and I just wanted to find out if there were any good web sites with more information....I sure must not have been paying any attention to what I was doing. You can delete it if you want, I tried but I guess you have to do it. I was wondering why I couldn't find my thread

    Ashley
    Last edit by AshleyKay on Oct 30, '03
  2. by   SirJohnny
    All:

    - Wow!!! It's great to hear from everyone.

    - I am wrapping up my A&P 102 class. Can't believe I started this thread back in March.

    - Heard back from the college in NY - June 2004 start date for clinicals is a definite yes.

    - Still working the same old boring computer job.

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    - Any one else out there want to add/share their thoughts and experiences - please post.

    Thanks,

    John Coxey
  3. by   BarbPick
    If I found out a recent grad was taking care of my family member in a critical situation, I would call my Lawyer. Period.
  4. by   TEXAS_BSN_RN
    I got into ICU right of school. I graduated in May and I work there right now. I feel like an idiot most of the days I work but my preceptor just smiles. 2 ventilated patients is very hard to work with.
  5. by   jspacegirl
    Quote from BarbPick
    If I found out a recent grad was taking care of my family member in a critical situation, I would call my Lawyer. Period.
    I realize this quote is from 5 years ago, but I just have to say, "wow."

    I think the more reasonable thing to do if you were unhappy with a new grad being assigned to care for your loved one is to request another nurse. And secondly, if the scope of your loved one's problems were beyond the capabilities of a particular nurse, I think the charge nurse would be prudent enough NOT to assign that patient to the new grad! Just my ...

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