I'll try to keep this brief. I graduated with my BSN in the Spring of 2010. I am approaching 2 years as an RN in July, working solely in a Level III NICU. I also began at the same NICU a year prior, working as an extern, then being hired as a PCT while I completed my senior year.
Soooo, I really enjoy my job but a position has become available for a Peds Float. I would LOVE to experience all areas of peds... what better way than to float full-time?
I'm quite confident in my capabilities in my current position, so far. Obviously, I still ask questions, but I don't break out in a nervous sweat just showing up to work like I did fresh off orientation, ha! I've been a preceptor to new staff, as well. I haven't done anything ground-breaking, like make a unit wide change, nor am I a part of any committees. However, I've never been reprimanded and have excellent annual reviews.
HERE ARE MY QUESTIONS:
1) Is this too soon to pursue another position?
2) Advice on how to set myself apart?... considering I haven't done anything above and beyond regular duties. I've had multiple requests from families to "primary" their babies, though, which I'm sure must say something
3) What questions should I expect during an interview?-- keep in mind I have had ZERO experience as an RN with any peds population other that neonates.
4) Any other advice, pointers, etc. are welcome (like, should I include the externship & PCT positions on my resume although they were not RN positions?... you get the idea.)
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!