So I've been a patient care tech in SICU for 2.5 years, and graduate with my ADN in December. The RNs I work with are super helpful, answer any questions I have, and include me in basic procedures when possible. We have an 18 bed unit and receive a huge variety of patients. Lots of head bleeds, DKA, resp arrest, substance overdose, etc. I love critical care and enjoy learning from my coworkers. My question is how can I maximize my learning potential, which questions should I be asking, etc? ANY helpful tips at all would be much appreciated. Hoping that at the end of this, my manager will consider me for employment. Thanks!
Jul 17, '13
If you haven't already, I would suggest making sure the manager knows that you're interested in an RN position there and then ask him/her these same questions.
Jul 18, '13
Have a talk with your manager. Since you have been with that unit, they already see what an assest you are to them! I know many techs hired into a nurse position on the floor/unit they currently work on.